Cavani Receives Ban, £100,000 Fine, See why

Cavani Receives Ban and £100,000 Fine for Instagram Post

Manchester United new signing Edinson Cavani has been given a three-match ban and a £100,000 fine for a social media post containing a Spanish phrase that is offensive in some contexts.

The 33-years-old Uruguayan attacker pleaded guilty to a Football Association charge of using insulting and/or improper words. Cavani sent the message after scoring the winner in United 3-2 win over Southampton on the 29th of November.

Cavani Receives Ban, £100,000 Fine, See Why 1

He deleted the posted and apologised when the English meaning read to him but it was already too late. Along with the ban and fine, Cavani must also complete a “face-to-face” education programme.

Cavani’s ban will begin immediately, ruling him out of United’s Premier League game with Aston Villa on New Year’s Day. He will also miss the EFL Cup semi-final against Manchester City on the 6th of January and FA Cup third-round tie with Watford on the 9th of January.

The forward said: “It was intended as an affectionate greeting to a friend, thanking him for his congratulations after the game.” “The last thing I wanted to do was cause offence to anyone.

“I am completely opposed to racism and deleted the message as soon as it was explained that it can be interpreted differently.”

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