Man Utd: Cavani, an investigation for racism

What an emotional lift for Edinson Cavani (33 years old, 5 appearances and 3 goals in the Premier League this season)! Author of his first big performance with Manchester United on Sunday, with two goals and an assist in 45 minutes, against Southampton (3-2) in the Premier League, the striker was a shocked in the aftermath.

In response to a message of congratulations on Instagram, El Matador wrote “Gracias negrito” (literally “thank you little black man”) before erasing his publication on the advice of his club.


Edinson Cavani facing FA probe after sparking racism storm for calling a fan ‘negrito’ in Instagram post just hours after inspiring Manchester United’s comeback win at Southampton

Although the former PSG player, used it in a friendly manner and with no intention of offending, the term is causing controversy and the English Federation has opened an investigation.

The South American faces a three-game suspension unless the court shows clemency, as was the case for Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) and Dele Alli (Tottenham), who were suspended for the same reasons last season.

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