Man United’s Cavani investigated by FA over offensive Instagram submit


The English Soccer Affiliation are investigating a social media submit made by Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani which contained a Spanish phrase which may be interpreted as being offensive.

Cavani deleted the submit, despatched to a buddy on Instagram, after being made conscious of the which means within the UK.

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The 32-year-old scored twice — together with a stoppage-time winner — as United got here from 2-0 right down to beat Southampton 3-2 on Sunday.

Sources have instructed ESPN that Cavani meant the phrase as a time period of affection in response to a message of congratulations following the end result at St Mary’s.

Cavani has defined to United that he was unaware of the which means within the UK as a result of it’s used amongst mates in his native Uruguay. It’s prone to be his defence if he faces an FA cost.

In November 2019, Manchester Metropolis midfielder Bernardo Silva was banned for one match and fined £50,000 after a social media submit that made reference to teammate Benjamin Mendy‘s race.

The FA discovered the tweet constituted an “aggravated breach” of the Soccer Affiliation’s guidelines on social media behaviour and Silva was additionally ordered to endure an schooling course.



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