"Edinson Cavani has been suspended for three games and fined £ 100,000 and must complete face-to-face briefing after an FA E3 Rule violation charge in relation to a social media post posted on Sunday 29 November 2020.
A comment posted on the Manchester United FC forward's Instagram page was offensive and violated FA Rule E3.1. The post also constitutes an aggravated violation, which is defined in FA Rule E3.2, as it included references, either express or implied, color and/or race and/or ethnic origin.
An independent regulatory commission has been appointed to decide the sanction and its written reasons will be published in due course," said the official statement published by the English FA. Manchester United star posted a gracias negrito on social media: after the match won 3-2 against Southampton last November 29th, the Uruguayan forward posted a story on Instagram in which he replied to a fan who complimented his performance, writing Gracias Negrito!
Although Cavani immediately cleared the story, then apologized and explained his intentions, the Football Association decided to stop him for three mathces of Premier League.
Edinson Cavani got three daymatches of disqualification
Manchester United released the following statement: "As he stated, Edinson Cavani was unaware that his words could be misinterpreted and sincerely apologized for the post and to anyone who was offended.
Despite his honest belief that he was simply sending an affectionate thank you in response to a congratulatory message from a close friend, he chose not to contest the allegation, out of respect and solidarity with the FA and the fight against racism in football.
Although it is clear that the context and intent are key factors, we note that the Independent Regulatory Commission had to impose a minimum three match suspension. The club is confident that the Independent Regulatory Commission will make it clear in its written reasons that Edinson Cavani is not a racist, nor was there any racist intent in report to his post."
Meanwhile the English Premier League at risk of suspension for two weeks due to the COVID1-19 emergency in the country. Leaders of FA have to consider the possibility of stopping in January. United Kingdom got the record of coronavirus infections, with 53,135, while the deaths were 414.
After the postponement of Everton-Manchester City and the positivity of Gabrie, there were new cases in Southampton, where it was infected a member of the family of the coach Hasenhuttl, and in Sheffield Utd. Tottenham-Fulham, scheduled for Wednesday, is in doubt for an outbreak among the Cottagers.
According to the Daily Telegraph, some Premier League club presidents would have compared to evaluate a block of activity in January for two weeks, also involving the FA Cup in the stop. And the Premier League had to issue an official statement to specify that the there are no stops at the moment.
Problems also in the lower leagues: nine matches postponed only in the last round. In total, you have missed nearly 50 games in the past month, most notably in League One, the third series.