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Cavani faces potential ban after he’s accused of using ‘racist’ term on social media

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Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani is facing an investigation and a possible ban over a potential breach of the Football Association’s racism code during a social media exchange with a fan

The Football Association confirmed to Mirror Sport they are aware of the post, are looking into it and will now ask Cavani to explain the remark made on Instagram.

Cavani, 33, wrote “Gracias n******” in an exchange with a fan after scoring twice – including a dramatic late winner – in Manchester United ’s last gasp victory at Southampton.

The FA have a strict code on racism and under the latest guidelines Cavani could get a three game ban.

It is understood that Cavani believed he was using the term in a friendly way, it is a common phrase in South American and has been told now of the different interpretation in England.

The screen grab of the post before it was deleted.

He has since deleted the post.

Source – Mirror Sport

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