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The Football Association of England has officially filed charges against Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani for his post on social networks, which revealed a racist subtext. This happened after the victory of the `Red Devils` with 3:2 over Southampton, which was based on the Uruguayan, who passed for one of the goals and scored the other two himself. After the match, the 34-year-old striker shared a post on Instagram of his fan, which contained a photo of the striker and a text in Spanish, which reads `I love you, Matadore`. In response, the attacker wrote `Gracias Negrito! `. The latter was immediately perceived as a racist remark. Three hours later, the post was deleted. Cavani managed to get involved in a scandal shortly after his stellar performance, risking a three-match penalty
The club explained that Cavani had invested friendly feelings in this address and the word has completely different connotations in South America. The player himself confirmed this and apologized to all those who felt offended. However, the Football Association was not satisfied with this and today accused Cavani of violating Rule E3. According to them, the publication can be considered offensive, as it contains a reference to color, race or ethnic origin. Cavani has until January 4th to answer the charge. United immediately issued a statement reiterating that Cavani`s comment was in no way malicious and that everyone at the club predictions by soccer websites list was fully committed to the fight against racism. According to the rules of the association, acts of discriminatory behavior on social networks are sanctioned with a minimum of three matches, while such offenses on the field are punished with between 6 and 12 matches.
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