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01 December 2020 02:33

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Edinson Cavani could face three-game ban as FA investigates social media post

Replying to a message of congratulations on Instagram, Cavani used the Spanish term 'negrito', which translates as 'black'. "The message I posted after the game on Sunday was intended as an affectionate greeting to a friend, thanking him for his congratulations after the game," he said in a statement. Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani apologised for the social media message he posted after his match-winning performance at Southampton. Manchester United's Edinson Cavani apologised for a social media post that may have caused offence. The Football Association - which is aware of the matter and will investigate - issued guidelines ahead of this season clamping down on racist and discriminatory language and behaviour, with offences on social media carrying a minimum three-game ban.

Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out released a statement regarding Cavani's post and again called for overseas players to be educated on language which may cause offence in the UK. Edinson Cavani deserves more than a three-match ban after using the word 'negrito' in a social media post, insists Troy Deeney. The Manchester United striker is set to face a Football Association investigation into a message he posted on Instagram after Sunday's Premier League win over Southampton. Substitute Cavani inspired the Red Devils to a 3-2 comeback with two goals and an assist, and after the game replied to a message of congratulations with the phrase: 'Gracias negrito'. Getty Images - Getty 4 Cavani rescued Man United against Southampton His club made it clear on Sunday evening that the word has different connotations in South America, with claims it is used affectionately towards friends in the same way many Brits use the world 'mate'.

United said the Uruguayan ace was made aware such terms are perceived very differently in the UK, though, and he deleted the post. However, the FA issued guidelines ahead of this season clamping down on racist and discriminatory language and behaviour, with offences on social media carrying a minimum three-game ban. But Deeney, while he accepts Cavani didn't mean to cause offence, believes the striker should be given more than just a suspension and should receive extra education to explain why what he said was wrong. Getty Images 4 Troy Deeney says Cavani needs to be educated on why it's unacceptable to say the word 'negrito' in the UK, regardless of its different connotations in his native South America "I just think when you write a message out, it's considered, nine times out of ten, that you'll proofread it before putting it out there because you don't want to make yourself look an idiot. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS lively Carragher and Neville clash over VAR after late drama in West Ham vs Villa game agonising VAR strikes again as Aston Villa are denied last-gasp equaliser at West Ham news Cavani apologises, Marine vs Spurs in FA Cup third round, Celtic protest reaction Confident Ederson makes big penalty claim amid Man City's spot-kick woes magic FA Cup third round draw: Eighth-tier Marine face Spurs, Chorley play Rooney's Derby worrying Klopp provides concerning injury update on Liverpool defender Van Dijk Class Lookman scores and pays tribute to Diop as Fulham end penalty hoodoo vs Leicester Honest 'We're here again, aren't we?' Neville reacts to Cavani's 'racist' Instagram post keep him Lampard does not have to sell 'important' player in January, claims Chelsea icon Concern Troy Deeney makes worrying admission about out-of-form Arsenal star 'Negrito' was the same word Luis Suarez claimed he used towards Patrice Evra during a game between Liverpool and Manchester United in 2011.

Suarez – a close friend of Cavani's and a teammate in the Uruguay national team – argued that the word was a term of endearment and not intended as a form of racial abuse. Asked if a three-match ban for Cavani is a severe enough punishment, Deeney added: "No, I don't think it is. getty 4 Suarez and Evra were involved in a huge race row after the Liverpool striker's comments towards the Man United defender back in 2011 On Sunday, Cavani came off the bench for United and scored a double as they came back from 2-0 down to beat Southampton 3-2. On Monday, he issued a statement which read: "The message I posted after the game on Sunday was intended as an affectionate greeting to a friend, thanking him for his congratulations after the game. Manchester United also commented on the incident, stating: "It is clear to us that there was absolutely no malicious intent behind Edinson's message and he deleted it as soon as he was informed that it could be misconstrued.

Edinson has issued an apology for any unintentional offence caused. Edinson Cavani has apologised for causing offence after the Manchester United forward followed his match-winning perfrmance against Southampton yesterday with a social-media post containing a word with racial connotations. After stepping off the bench to score two goals to secure a dramatic 3-2 victory for United in the Premier League, the 33-year-old responded to a congratulatory tweet from a friend by saying: "Gracias negrito," which translates as: "Thanks, little black." United reacted by contacting their Uruguay forward to explain the issue with his post. Cavani, who moved to Old Trafford from Paris Saint-Germain last month, removed the post three hours after it was first published and today issued an apology. Edinson Cavani, the Manchester United striker, could face a three-game ban if the Football Association deems that he used discriminatory or racist language in an Instagram story shared from his account on Sunday evening.

The FA has confirmed it is investigating the post, which was published shortly after United's 3-2 win against Southampton, in which Cavani scored two goals after coming on as a half-time substitute. Edinson Cavani inspires Manchester United to comeback at Southampton Read more In the post – which was later deleted – the words "gracias negrito!" are used to thank a follower congratulating Cavani on his performance in the match at St Mary's. Last year, Manchester City's Bernardo Silva was banned for one match after posting and then deleting a tweet comparing his teammate Benjamin Mendy to the cartoon figure on a brand of Spanish chocolate. The word in question – "negrito" – brings back into light the infamous row that took place between Cavani's friend and Uruguay teammate Luis Suárez and Patrice Evra during a game between Liverpool and Manchester United in 2011. It was the word Suárez was believed to have said to Evra; the striker later admitted he said "negro" but did so in a friendly manner that is common in Uruguay. However, the FA's disciplinary panel rejected this explanation, deeming Suárez had used the word in a derogatory manner and that while he is not a racist, he had been racially abusive to Evra. At the start of this season, the FA issued fresh guidelines on racist language and behaviour on social media, with offences carrying a minimum ban of three matches.