The English Football Federation (FA) is investigating a comment posted on Instagram on Sunday and then quickly deleted by Edinson Cavani, who could be subject to several suspension matches according to English media. In response to a congratulatory message sent to him after his decisive double in Manchester United’s victory on Sunday at Southampton (3-2), Cavani would have written “negrito” (little black, Editor’s note), according to the press agency PA. The Red Devils defended their Uruguayan striker, explaining that the word was used with friendly intent, and that it carried a different connotation in South America. The Mancunian club also clarified that they had informed Cavani that the use of such a term in the United Kingdom was against the rules set by the FA, which prompted the former PSG striker to delete his publication. Before the start of the season, the Federation published instructions to combat racist or discriminatory behavior and comments. Infractions on social networks are punishable by a minimum suspension of three matches.
Cavani’s top 5 goals with Paris Saint-Germain (2013-2020)