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Sports Accused of racism, Cavani apologizes

19:40  30 november  2020
19:40  30 november  2020 Source:   sports.fr

PSG: Marquinhos pays tribute to Cavani

 PSG: Marquinhos pays tribute to Cavani Marquinhos displayed the pleasure he felt playing alongside Edinson Cavani before having to challenge him as an opponent, © Panoramic Edinson Cavani Some prestigious reunions are planned in the qualifiers of the World Cup, as Brazil visit Uruguay in the middle of next week at the Stadio Centenario in Montevideo. A meeting which will be the opportunity for the captain of PSG Marquinhos to challenge a certain Edinson Cavani, former goleador of the Ile-de-France club.

Edinson Cavani has apologised for a social media post which contained a Spanish term which can be interpreted as offensive as the Football "Edinson has issued an apology for any unintentional offence caused. Manchester United and all of our players are fully committed to the fight against racism .”

Edinson Cavani facing FA probe after sparking racism storm for calling a fan 'negrito' in Instagram Edinson Cavani faces a probe after posting a message with racial connotations Cavani scored the winner at St Mary's, but has now sparked a racism storm guidelines ahead of the start of a new season in a clampdown on racism and discriminatory

(Man Utd, 33 ans) © Provided by Sports.fr (Man Utd, 33 years old) Edinson Cavani and Manchester United published a press release on Monday afternoon after a controversial message from the " Matador". Author of a decisive double for Manchester United (2-3), Sunday afternoon in the Premier League, Edinson Cavani was suddenly plunged into a big controversy across the Channel. The Uruguayan veteran thanked one of his followers on Instagram, calling him a "negrito", which instantly puts him in the sights of the English Federation, which wants to be very harsh with the racist messages written by the players on social networks. On the Red Devils website, former goalscorer PSG explained: “The message I posted after Sunday's game was a loving thank you to a friend, whom I thanked for his congratulations. The last thing I wanted was to offend someone. I am completely against racism and deleted the post as soon as it was explained to me that it could be interpreted differently. I sincerely want to apologize for that ". A suspension of at least 3 matches? The Mancunian management thus supports their new player, ensuring that there was "absolutely no evil intention behind the message from Edinson", who "apologized for any offense unintentionally caused". And to recall that "Manchester United and all the players are fully engaged in the fight against racism". The case is closed at United, but the FA will not fail to study this case to possibly sanction "El Matador", as it had done with Bernardo Silva, author of a joke deemed racist against his teammate and friend Benjamin Mendy. The FA also warned the players at the start of the season: racist slippages on social networks can lead to a suspension of at least 3 matches.

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The Portuguese midfielder singled the ex-Paris Saint-Germain star out for praise after his match-winning display against SouthamptonUnited brought in a man who had scored 341 goals in 556 matches across his club career on a free transfer in October, beating the likes of Atletico Madrid and Benfica to his signature.

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