MANCHESTER (AP) – South American Football Association Conmbol has sharply criticized the penalty imposed by the English Football Association for Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani and accused the FA of “ignorance”.
Conmebol said that the punishment “does not take into account the cultural conditions and certain conditions used in everyday life in Uruguay.” The association warned that this would damage the 33-year-old’s reputation and good name. Cavani never did anything that could be interpreted as racist.
Cavani was banned from three competitive games due to a social media post and was fined £ 100,000 (approximately 110,000 euros). The FA rated his Instagram post as “disrespectful, derogatory and inappropriate” because he used a Spanish word for black people (“Negrito”). The striker insisted that it was meant as a greeting to a friend. The term has a different meaning and is a widely used term in South America than in the UK. Man United therefore stood behind demonstrator Cavani, who promptly removed his post following the signal.
Conmbol insisted that they were against any form of racism. But instead of condemning racism, the English Association discriminated with Uruguay’s culture and way of life because the FA only allowed its “biased, dogma and ethnic attitudes” and “subjective interpretation”, even if it was flawed. Was. Conmebol concluded by calling on the FA to review the decision-making process and lift Edinson Cavani’s sentence.
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