Cavani’s comment will be reviewed by the club and FA despite his apology.
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called a friend by racist word in a comment on social media and deleted it immediately after realizing the possible misunderstandings and then apologized in an official statement saying that he had no intention of disrespecting any race.
Here is Cavani’s statement:
"The message I posted after the game on Sunday was intended as an affectionate greeting to a friend, thanking him for his congratulations after the game.
"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. I would like to sincerely apologise for this.”
It was followed by Manchester United’s statement:
"It is clear to us that there was absolutely no malicious intent behind Edinson’s message and he deleted it as soon as he was informed that it could be misconstrued.
"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.”
Based on the charging policies of the domestic officials the minimum suspension of a player charged with such acts is three games.
No comments have been published by the club or the FA concerning the Cavani’s suspension.