Edinson Cavani Manchester United A striker, he could face a three-match ban if the FIFA sees him using discriminatory or racist language in an Instagram story he shared from his account on Sunday evening.

The Football Association confirmed that it was investigating the post, which was published shortly after United was published 3-2 victory over Southampton, In which Cavani scored two goals after coming as a substitute in the first half.

In the post – which was later deleted – the phrase “gracias negrito!” They used to thank a fan who would congratulate Cavani on his performance in the match at St. Mary’s.

Social media posts are covered under the FA Rule E3 rule, and if the comment is deemed to include an indication of a person’s ethnicity, color, race, or nationality, this will be considered a potential aggravating factor in any penalty. The rules also make it clear that social media account owners are responsible for any content posted from their accounts, either by them or by a third party.

Additionally, removing an inappropriate post does not necessarily preclude the imposition of a penalty. Last year, Bernardo Silva was a Manchester City player He was suspended for one game After posting and then deleting a tweet, teammate Benjamin Mendy compares the cartoon character of a Spanish chocolate brand. If the FA decides to pursue the case, it will write to Cavani in the next few days requesting his written notes. Any fees should be issued by next Monday.

The word in question – “Negrito” – was the same that Cavani’s friend and fellow Uruguayan teammate Luis Suarez used by Patrice Evra during a match between Liverpool and Manchester United in 2011. At the time, Suarez argued that the word was an expression of love and not intended to be a form of Forms of racial abuse. However, the FA Disciplinary Committee rejected this explanation, and Suarez was banned from eight matches.

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At the start of this season, the Football Association issued new guidelines on racist language and behavior on social media, with a ban on crime of a minimum of three matches. Manchester United was unavailable for comment on Sunday night.