English FA investigating offensive social media post
The English FA is looking into a deleted social media post by Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani which contained a Spanish phrase that is offensive in some contexts.
The 33-year-old Uruguay international inspired United to a 3-2 comeback win at Southampton on Sunday with two goals and an assist after coming off the bench at halftime.
Replying to a message of congratulations on Instagram, Cavani wrote a phrase that is offensive in Spanish shortly after the match which has since been deleted.
Cavani could face a minimum three match ban if the FA deems that his post used discriminatory or racist language under its Rule E3.
Former Liverpool player, Luis Suarez, Cavani’s Uruguay teammate, got an eight match ban for using the same word in an on-field altercation with former Manchester United player Patrice Evra.