Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has accepted the three-game ban handed to him by the Football Association (FA) for utilizing a racial time period and stated that whereas he didn’t agree with the governing physique’s evaluation of his remark, his coronary heart was at peace.
The 33-year-old Uruguayan used the phrase “negrito” in an Instagram post after the membership’s victory over Southampton on Nov. 29, earlier than taking it down and apologising. He stated it was supposed as an expression of affection to a buddy.
But the FA on Thursday stated the remark was “improper and brought the game into disrepute”, fined Cavani 100,000 kilos and ordered him to finish “face-to-face education” as a part of his punishment.
United stated Cavani selected to not contest the cost out of respect for the FA and the “fight against racism in football”, with the Uruguayan posting an apology on social media late on Thursday.
“I do not want to extend much in this uncomfortable moment,” Cavani wrote on Instagram. “I need to share with you that I settle for the disciplinary sanction realizing that I’m overseas to English language customs, however I don’t share the viewpoint.
“I apologise if I offended somebody with an expression of affection in the direction of a buddy, nothing additional in my intention. Those who know me know that my effort at all times seeks the only pleasure and friendship!
“I appreciate the countless expressions of support and affection. My heart is at peace because I know that I always expressed myself with affection according to my culture and way of life. I send you a sincere hug.”
Cavani will miss United’s league sport towards Aston Villa afterward Friday, the League Cup semi-final towards Manchester City and the FA Cup match towards Watford because of the suspension.