• Cavani apologizes for social media post, says opposes racism

    1 month ago - By Saint Louis Today

    MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani apologized Monday for using a Spanish term for Black people, saying it was intended as an affectionate greeting and that he is “completely opposed to racism.”
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  • 'Pandering to the PC brigade': Manchester Utd star Edinson Cavani forced to apologize for 'negrito' social media post

    'Pandering to the PC brigade': Manchester Utd star Edinson Cavani forced to apologize for 'negrito' social media post

    1 month ago - By RT

    Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani has apologized following a backlash over a social media post in which the Uruguayan used the term "negrito", leading to accusations of racism against the star.
    Cavani came under unwanted scrutiny when he responded to congratulations on Instagram after his two-goal heroics in Manchester United's comeback win against Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.
    "Gracias negrito," wrote the 33-year-old star in one message, using a term in Spanish which translates as 'little black person.'
    The former PSG frontman later deleted the post, but not before...
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  • Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani could face 3-game ban over ‘negrito' social media post

    Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani could face 3-game ban over ‘negrito' social media post

    1 month ago - By RT

    The English FA is investigating Manchester United player Edinson Cavani over an allegedly discriminatory Instagram story shared from his account on Sunday evening. The player faces a potential three-game ban.
    The 33-year-old striker led his team to a 3-2 victory over Southampton, netting two goals and making an assist after coming on at half-time.
    After the match, the Uruguayan star's Instagram page was flooded with messages of congratulations, with Cavani finding himself under scrutiny for one of his replies.
    Responding to a message from a fan, Cavani wrote in Spanish, “ Gracias negrito ”...
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