Cavani ban for three matches and fine £100,000 for social media post

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Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has been ban for three matches as well as fine £100,000

The punishment was handed down by the FA on Thursday.

Along with the ban, he is also to complete a face-to-face educational programme.

This punishment is after he used a South American phrase in a social media post that is offensive in some context.

The 33-year-old Uruguayan, who joined Manchester United from PSG in the summer, pleaded guilty to a Football Association charge of using insulting and/or improper words.

Cavani sent the message after scoring a winner at Southampton on 29 November.

The striker subsequently deleted the post and apologised when the meaning that could be attached was pointed out.

The ban will begin immediately ruling him out of matches against Aston Villa in the League on New Year’s Day, the EFL Cup semi-final against Manchester City and the FA Cup third-round match with Watford.

In a response, Cavani said he deeply apologise for any harm that his post may have caused and reaffirmed his stance against racism.

“The last thing I wanted to do was cause offence to anyone.

“I am completely opposed to racism and deleted the message as soon as it was explained that it can be interpreted differently.”