Edinson Cavani has been suspended for three games for his questionable social media post. The Uruguayan striker of Manchester United used the word ‘negrito’ in a text that he quickly deleted.
In Latin American countries, the term is often used affectionately, but the English Football Association FA is very careful about the use of potentially offensive or racist terms.
Manchester United emphasized no malicious intentions with Cavani, who eventually received the minimum sanction from the association. “He chooses not to contest the suspension out of respect for the FA and the fight against racism,” his club said.
Cavani only misses the encounter with Aston Villa in the Premier League, in which United can come on a level with leader Liverpool on Friday. The other two games that he has to watch from the side are cup matches with Manchester City (League Cup) and Watford (FA Cup).