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Torreira and Godin slam FA for Cavani’s racism charges

Mon 04 January 2021 | 16:04

The Uruguayan was backed by Torreira and Godin after he was given three-match ban.

Lucas Torreira


Diego Godin

showed their support for

Edinson Cavani

by posting a statement from the Uruguay Player Association (A.F.U.).


Manchester United

player, who was found guilty with racist conduct, was given a three-match ban and £100,000 fine by the English FA. Cavani pledging guilty after he wrote

"Gracias negrito"

in response to his friend on Instagram, explained himself saying that he used the phrase out of affection toward his friend.

In return


defended the player by releasing a statement, which read:

"Firstly, we must condemn the arbitrary conduct of the English Football Association. Far from condemning racism, the English FA has itself committed a discriminatory act against the culture and the way of life of the Uruguayan people."

"Edinson Cavani has never committed any conduct that could be interpreted as racist. We would therefore like to publicly defend Edinson Cavani's impeccable character and of course our country's culture.”

"We request the FA to immediately overturn the sanction imposed on Edinson Cavani and reinstate his good name and honour in the world that has been so unfairly tarnished by this reprehensible decision."

Lucas Torreira and Diego Godin, who both play alongside Cavani for Uruguay, also supported the player by sharing copies of the press release on their official Twitter accounts.

source: SportMob