Edinson Cavani charged by English FA with misconduct

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By: AP |

December 17, 2020 5:27:55 pm





Edinson Cavani joined Manchester United as a free agent in the summertime switch window. (Reuters)

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani was charged by the English Football Association with misconduct on Thursday after utilizing a Spanish time period for Black folks which he mentioned was meant as an affectionate greeting.

The message was posted by the Uruguayan on Instagram after he scored twice in United’s 3-2 victory at Southampton final month within the Premier League.

Cavani has till January four to reply to the misconduct cost from the FA.

“Edinson and the club were clear that there was absolutely no malicious intent behind the message, which he deleted and apologized for, as soon as he was informed that it could have been misconstrued,” United mentioned in a press release.

“The player and the club will now consider the charge and respond to the FA accordingly.”

The former Paris Saint-Germain participant, who joined United as a free agent in October, issued an apology final month.

“The last thing I wanted to do was cause offence to anyone,” he mentioned.

“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 apologise for this.”

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