The English Federation (FA, for its acronym in English) has accused Edinson Cavani of misconduct, which could lead to a minimum of three games of sanction, for calling a friend “black” on social networks.
The Uruguayan footballer posted a message on Instagram A few weeks ago after the 3-2 win at Southampton in which he scored two goals, calling a friend “black”, which is seen as offensive in England.
Cavani deleted the post and apologized, but the FA has continued its investigation and the forward could face a penalty.
He has until next January 4 to defend himself against accusations that could result in a penalty of at least three games.
Manchester United have defended the innocence of their player, claiming there was no malice in the post, while also condemning racism.