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FA admits Cavani is not racist, and blames Manchester United for not offering the player social media training

Friday, January 8th 2021 - 01:33 UTC
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The English Football Association (FA) panel handed Edinson Cavani a three-match suspension despite acknowledging the Manchester United striker was not deliberately racist and had not known his language on social media was offensive. Read full article


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  • Little J

    All and sundry agreed that there is no racial slur in the phrase “hola negrito” which is a very common expression of endearment or appreciation of a person and used mainly perhaps in Uruguay and Argentina. Nevertheless Cavani was suspended for 3 matches and fined a figure in the region of Pds.100.000,00
    The argument being that “some follower of English Premier League Football” may consider it to be offensive is the culmination of stupidity and absolute nonsense. If they did consider it “offensive” they should have first of all found out a little more of the “culprit's” background and culture of the country he originates from, before becoming so pious.

    Jan 08th, 2021 - 05:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Skip

    Perhaps Cavani should remember that he doesn't live in Uruguay or anymore and act more appropriately.

    Or is cultural sensitivity only applicable to others when they live or travel in a different country?

    Jan 09th, 2021 - 01:59 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Terence Hill

    “Was not deliberately racist and had not known his language on social media was offensive.”
    Perhaps the FA regulatory commission should bear some responsibility in imparting such important information directly. So that such players as Cavani don't have to be put through the wringer and have their motives impugned.

    Jan 11th, 2021 - 05:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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