Cavani was also fined $ 136,500 and ordered to undergo face-to-face training after admitting to breaking FA rules.
Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has been banned for three games by the English Football Association after using a Spanish term for black which he said was meant for a loving salute.
Cavani was also fined 100,000 pounds ($ 136,500) and ordered to undergo face-to-face training after admitting to breaking FA rules.
The FA said the comment was “insulting, abusive, inappropriate and discredits the game” and also constituted an “aggravated offense” because it “included a reference, express or implied, to color and / or race and / or of ethnic origin ”. .
The message was posted by the Uruguayan on Instagram after scoring twice in United’s 3-2 win at Southampton in October in the Premier League.
“While it is clear that context and intent are key factors, we note that the Independent Regulatory Commission was required to impose a minimum three-game suspension,” United said in a statement.
“The club hope that the Independent Regulatory Commission will make it clear in its written reasons that Edinson Cavani is not racist and that there was no racist intent in relation to his post.”
The former Paris Saint-Germain player, who joined United as a free agent in October, has already apologized.
“Edinson Cavani was unaware that his words could have been misinterpreted and he sincerely apologized for the job and to anyone who was offended,” United said.
“Despite his honest belief that he was simply sending a loving thank you in response to a congratulatory message from a close friend, he chose not to challenge the charge out of respect and solidarity with the FA and the fight against racism in the soccer. . “