Manchester United match winner Edinson Cavani faces a three-match ban for post-game comments on a ‘racial’ celebration.
The FA disciplinary backs began the investigation in an Instagram message after Uruguay doubled their lead to a 2-2 comeback to Manchester United, trailing 2-0 at Southampton.
Cavanagh’s response to a fan on Instagram caused a backlash on social media – some labeled his language racist.
One fan posted ‘Asi te Quiro Matador’ in Spanish, which translates: “I love you, Matador!”
Cavani responded in his Instagram story: “Gracious Negrito!”
The 33-year-old Stryker later deleted the image from his Instagram story.
His response is sure to provide at least an FA charge and warning – and a ‘minimum’ of three matches will be suspended.
Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, Cavanagh’s Uruguay’s striker partner, has been banned eight times for using the word ‘negrito’ in a 2011 clash with United’s Patrice Evra.
The FA launched a new offensive against discriminatory behavior in August after banning social media comments made by Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva and Tottenham’s Dele Alli.
Under the new guidelines, the FAA should act where ‘discriminatory’ language is used.
For all clubs and players – FFA rules sent via the PFA: “Where there is only one offense in writing or through any means of communication, the minimum match-based clearance in such cases shall be three games.”
United declined to comment when contacted by Sunsport, but said they believe the comments were made “affectionately”.
Old Trafford officials point out that the term was widely used in South America, but confirmed that it would now convince Cavanagh that it could be misinterpreted.
However, that position is unlikely to win the FA’s favor, and they believe it is crucial to punish everyone and discriminatory language.
Wembley bosses began an investigation when they became aware of the comments, and the business will close on Wednesday to decide whether to charge or contact Cavani’s observations.
The FA will actually have to pay the charge until next Monday, hear an argument and schedule it before December 21 and decide with a commission to determine the required sentence.
Although Cavani did not join United until September, this clampdown applies to all players, and United fear that they will lose their new Strike Star for the Christmas program.
Suarez was fined $ 40,000 by the FA for using the word Negrito, but later wrote in his autobiography that it had a different meaning in Spanish.
It translates to ‘little black’ in Spanish, and is not used as a derogatory slur.
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