Edinson Cavani was banned for three games by posting on social media

Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani has been banned for three games (Image: Getty)

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has been banned for three matches and fined £ 100,000 for a comment posted on social media, the Football Association announced.

The 33-year-old summer signing produced a winning display of matches at Southampton on 29 November, assisting Bruno Fernandes before getting a 3-2 comeback.

Cavani posted on Instagram shortly after the match, responding to a congratulatory message using the Spanish term “negrito”, which translates to “black”.

The Uruguayan quickly deleted the post and apologized after being aware of its connotations, the player launching an apology the next day saying that he is “completely opposed to racism”.

But the FA has accused the former Paris Saint-Germain star of “misconduct for violating the FA E3 rule” in connection with his post on social media on December 19 and has now banned him for three games.

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani posted a

Cavani posted a reply to a friend (Image: Instagram)

The FA said in a statement: “Edinson Cavani has been suspended for three games, fined £ 100,000 and must complete face-to-face education after admitting a charge of violating the FA E3 rule in connection with a network post. of socialization, Sunday, November 29, 2020. ‘

Cavani will miss the New Year’s match against Aston Villa, along with the Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City and the FA Cup draw in round three against Watford.

The statement continued: “A comment posted on the Instagram page of the Manchester United FC striker was insulting, abusive, inappropriate and brought the game into a discredit contrary to the FA E3.1 rule.

The post also constitutes an ‘aggravated infringement’, which is defined in rule E3.2 of the FA, as it includes references, either express or implied, in color and / or race and / or ethnic origin.

“An independent Regulatory Commission has been appointed to decide on the sanction, and its written reasons will be published in due course.”

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