The Uruguayan thanked a follower on his Instagram story final month utilizing the phrase “gracias negrito,” which interprets to “thanks, little Black one.”
The phrase is seen as an affectionate time period of endearment in South America however thought of offensive in different elements of the world, as a result of its which means may be misconstrued.
Cavani later issued an apology for the language used saying “the very last thing I wished to do was trigger offence to anybody. I’m utterly against racism and deleted the message as quickly because it was defined that it may be interpreted in another way.”
In an announcement on Thursday the FA mentioned the put up was “insulting, abusive, improper and introduced the sport into disrepute” and constituted an “aggravated breach […] because it included reference, whether or not categorical or implied, to color and/or race and/or ethnic origin.”
Cavani should additionally full “face-to-face training.”
In an announcement responding to the three-match ban, Manchester United mentioned: “Regardless of his trustworthy perception that he was merely sending an affectionate thanks in response to a congratulatory message from an in depth buddy, he selected to not contest the cost out of respect for, and solidarity with, the FA and the struggle in opposition to racism in soccer.
“The membership trusts that the unbiased regulatory fee will make it clear in its written causes that Edinson Cavani isn’t a racist, nor was there any racist intent in relation to his put up.”
The ban comes into quick impact which means he’ll miss United’s English Premier League sport in opposition to Aston Villa on Friday, the English League Cup semifinal in opposition to Manchester Metropolis on January 6 and the FA Cup third spherical tie in opposition to Watford on January 9.
Cavani has scored 4 objectives since becoming a member of United in October.
Earlier than transferring to England, the 33-year-old Cavani received six league titles with Paris Saint-Germain and, with 200 objectives, is the French membership’s all-time main scorer.