The Uruguayan has been under scrutiny by the FA after his comment on Instagram raised eyebrows as the body now decided on a punishment
Man United will be without Edinson Cavani when they battle Aston Villa next month after the FA dished out bans for the former PSG man.
Cavani in celebration to his super brace against Southampton did unintentionally get himself into trouble back in November.
Despite his explanations stating the word ‘negrito’ he used wasn’t for racial purpose but instead in reply to a friend as he also explained what the word means in his home country, Cavani has been slapped with three match bans.
With the ban expected to run across the Aston Villa game, Manchester City’s EFL clash and the Watford FA Cup, Ole Solskjaer would be making tactical changes to fill Cavani’s space.
Cavani has managed to become a major part of United’s attacking front as he has netted 3 goals in 9 appearances for the Red Devils.
The 33-year-old is also to pay a fine of $136,000.
Below is an official statement released by the FA on the ban
“A comment posted on the Manchester United FC striker’s Instagram page was insulting, abusive, improper and brought the game into disrepute contrary to FA Rule E3.1. The post also constitutes an “aggravated breach”, which is defined in FA Rule E3.2, as it included reference, whether express or implied, to colour and/or race and/or ethnic origin.
“An independent Regulatory Commission was appointed to decide the sanction and its written reasons will be published in due course.”
In response to this, the Red Devils issued out an official statement saying;
“Despite his honest belief that he was simply sending an affectionate thank you in response to a congratulatory message from a close friend, he chose not to contest the charge out of respect for, and solidarity with, the FA and the fight against racism in football.
“The club trusts that the independent regulatory commission will make it clear in its written reasons that Edinson Cavani is not a racist, nor was there any racist intent in relation to his post.”