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CONMEBOL criticizes FA's decision over Edinson Cavani

Tue 05 January 2021 | 18:40

CONMEBOL disagrees with FA on their punishment for the Uruguayan striker.

South American Confederation (CONMEBOL) disagrees with FA over their appeal about


claiming that they have not been considering the cultural differences between England and the country that Cavani grew up in claiming that there are different uses for such terms in different cultures.

In a statement published on Tuesday, the governing body for football in South America said:

“CONMEBOL expresses its solidarity with the player Edinson Cavani, sanctioned by the Football Association of England.

“The disciplinary measure for the outstanding player from the Uruguayan team clearly does not consider the cultural characteristics and the use of certain terms in everyday speech in Uruguay.

“The judgment of these types of statements, within the framework of a process that can lead to penalties for the athlete and that affect his reputation and good name, must always be carried out taking into account the context in which they were made and, above all, cultural peculiarities of each player and each country.

“CONMEBOL condemns and will always condemn with the greatest energy any racist or discriminatory manifestation, but the specific case for which Cavani was sanctioned does not constitute one of them.”

Cavani has apologized for his post despite considering it a misunderstanding and has accepted his punishment which was three games of suspension.

source: SportMob