Manchester United forward Edison Cavani faces three match ban after Instagram post
|Edison Cavani will miss United's next three games after being axed by the FA over a sensitive Instagram post|
Manchester United veteran striker, Edison Cavani has been handed a 3 match ban and fined £100,000 by the English FA following an inquiry into an Instagram post he made after their comeback win over Southampton in November.
Edison Cavani came off the bench to score twice and assist another to help United to a 3-2 win over the Saints having trailed 2-0 at half time.
The Uruguayan took to Instagram to celebrate, He wrote in Spanish, "gracias, negrito" -- a term that can be interpreted as racist in the United Kingdom. He has since deleted the post and duly apologized but the FA took an exception to the post and will punish Cavani severely.
Although it is widely used as a term of endearment in South America and the Caribbean, the word is regarded in England, as well as within parts of the Afro Uruguayan community, as carrying racial connotations, prompting the FA to investigate Cavani's post.
A statement released by the club on Thursday read: "As he has stated, Edinson Cavani wasn't aware that his words could have been misconstrued and he sincerely apologized for the post and to anyone who was offended.