Edinson Cavani facing three-match ban for ‘racist’ comment after Man Utd star calls fan ‘N******’
on Instagram story
THE FA will investigate Edinson Cavani after he used the word ‘N******’ on social media.
The Uruguayan scored twice to lead Manchester United to a 3-2 comeback win after they trailed 2-0 at
Southampton. The FA will investigate after Edinson Cavani wrote ‘Gracias N******’ on social media
The word is the same that Luis Suarez used when he was banned for eight games for racially abusing
Patrice Evra in 2011, AFP But Cavani’s reply to a fan on Instagram sparked a social media backlash with some
labelling his language as racist. A fan posted in Spanish, which translated to: “I love you, Matador!”
Cavani replied on his Instagram story: “Gracias N******!” Manchester United refused to comment when
contacted by SunSport on Sunday night, but believe the context of Cavani’s post was affectionate,
as is often its intention in South America. He is now said to be aware that the word can be interpreted differently
in the UK. However, the Football Association are still set to investigate.