The Manchester United striker received a three-match suspension for his post deemed racist on social networks.
It’s an Instagram story that will cost you dearly Edinson Cavani. As a reminder, the Uruguayan replied “Gracias negrito” (“thank you little black”) to a friend who congratulated him for a double scored at Southampton-Manchester United (2-3), on November 29. For this message, considered racist, the Manchester United player was in the sights of the English Federation.
The verdict was delivered on Thursday: Cavani received a suspension of three matches, and a fine of 100,000 pounds, or about 111,000 euros. For substantially identical facts (a tweet where he compared Benjamin Mendy to a caricature character), Bernardo Silva had for his part been suspended from a match, with a fine half as large (50,000 pounds sterling).
Cavani will miss the first three matches of Manchester United in 2021: against Aston Villa in the league (January 1), against Man City in the League Cup (January 6) and against Watford in the FA Cup (January 9). He will be back for the shock against Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday 17 January.
Edinson Cavani has been banned for three games and fined $ 136,000 for using a racially insensitive word on Instagram.
He’ll miss games against Aston Villa (PL), Man City (EFL Cup) and Watford (FA Cup). pic.twitter.com/uQ3yAHLhkx
– B / R Football (@brfootball) December 31, 2020