Edinson Cavani to Face English FA over Racism Post
Manchester United newly signed striker Edinson Cavani has been called up to the face a racism panel on what he posted after his brace against Southhampton.
Manchester United board released a statement about Edinson, the statement says: “Manchester United and all of our players are fully committed to the fight against racism and we will continue to work with the FA along with other governing bodies and organisations, and through our own campaigns – in that regard.”
They also said:”We note the FA decision today to charge Edinson Cavani for his social media reply to a friend’s message of congratulations following the Southampton game.”
“Edinson and the club were clear that there was absolutely no malicious intent behind the message, which he deleted and apologised for as soon as he was informed that it could have been misconstrued.
“The player and the club will now consider the charge and respond to the FA accordingly.” Cavani issued an apology shortly after posting the message on Instagram following United’s win on 29 November.
According to Cavani, he said: “It was intended as an affectionate greeting to a friend, thanking him for his congratulations after the game.” Cavani also said: “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.” We do hope the English FA will understand with the player.