Manchester United Edison Cavani in trouble over careless Instagram post after his impressive performance in their 3-2 win over Southampton
|Edison Cavani could face up to three match ban after investigation into his Instagram post which the FA found offensive to a race. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
In a matter of hours, Manchester United’s Edison Cavani went from being a hero to villain after an Instagram post which included a word that may have been seen as offensive in the UK
Edison Cavani came on in the second half on Sunday to help Manchester United to a 3-2 comeback win over Southampton, scoring twice and setting up Bruno Fernandes for another in a win that was United’s fifth on the bounce away from home, incidentally, all have come having gone a goal down.
The English Football Association are investigating Edison Cavani for a post he made on Social Media shortly after United beat Southampton on Sunday but the Uruguay striker has quickly apologized for the error citing the difference in culture for the gaffe.
"The message I posted after the game on Sunday was intended as an affectionate greeting to a friend, thanking him for his congratulations after the game," Cavani said on Monday.
"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. I would like to sincerely apologize for this."
The said Instagram post was interpreted to abuse a race and the FA took an immediate exception to it following the aggressive campaign against racism but Edison Cavani, according to an official statement from Manchester United meant no harm.
"Edinson has issued an apology for any unintentional offence caused. Manchester United and all of our players are fully committed to the fight against racism."
It would be recalled that Manchester City midfielder, Bernado Silva was charged for “aggressive breach of the racism rules” in November of 2019 following his tweet at teammate Benjamin Mendy and was banned for a game and fined £50,000.
If found guilty, Cavani could face up to three-match ban and further financial measures could come in as the FA reviewed the racism rule in the summer to deter offenders.