Edinson Cavani ‘could face disciplinary charge over racial term’

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Edinson Cavani responded to a message of congratulations following his 2 goals against Southampton.

Edinson Cavani might find himself in hot water with the football authorities after utilizing a racial term on social media.

The Uruguayan striker influenced Manchester United‘s resurgence 3-2 triumph over Southampton with 2 goals after coming off the bench.

Responding to a message of congratulations on Instagram, Cavani utilized the Spanish term ‘negrito’, which equates as ‘black’.

United worried that the word was plainly utilized in a caring way and has different undertones in South America, where Cavani is from.

The club stated the 33-year-old had actually been warned such terms are viewed very in a different way in the UK and he consequently erased the post.

The Football Association released standards ahead of this season securing down on racist and discriminatory language and behaviour, with offenses on social media bring a minimum 3-game restriction.

Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva and Dele Alli of Tottenham were both suspended for one match last season after posts that breached FA standards.

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