Uruguayan footballers have urged the Football Association to overturn the ban on three “blameable” matches issued to Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani.
The 33-year-old was punished for a social media post after having a decisive influence on United’s victory in the 3-2 Premier League in Southampton on November 29.
Cavani spoke to a friend in Spanish, a popular word of love in Latin America. Uruguay International deleted the post and apologized when it was revealed to him that the words used could be interpreted as having racist implications in English.
The FA has instructed the striker to suspend three games, fine £ 100,000 and complete face-to-face training. Cavani then apologized again, claiming that he was merely expressing his love for his friends. Culture and way of life “.
On Monday, representatives of the Uruguay Football Players Association (AFU), including veteran defender Diego Godin, issued a statement accusing the FA of showing a “biased, dogmatic and ethnocentric vision” of Cavani’s sanctions. did.
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The AFU statement said: “First of all, we must blame the arbitrary acts of the British Football Association. Instead of blaming racism, the British Football Association itself discriminates against the culture and lifestyle of the people of Uruguay. I went to.
“Edinson Cavani has never done anything that could be interpreted as a racist. He simply uses common expressions in Latin America to love his loved ones and close friends. I spoke with all my heart. The only way to get a valid interpretation in life is to keep it in the minds of the managers of the British Football Association, which is actually completely criticized and true against the culture of Uruguay. It is a discriminatory act.
“Therefore, we want to publicly defend Edinson Cavani’s impeccable character and, of course, the culture of our country. We oppose all kinds of discrimination, but unfortunately. Through its sanctions, the British Football Association has expressed absolute ignorance and contempt for its multicultural vision of the world, by mistakenly, unilaterally and rigorously imposing anti-racist rules. Clearly, this is not the case in question here.
“It not only punished one person, but also our entire culture, our way of life. It’s a truly discriminatory and racist act.
“Finally, we recommend that the British Football Association immediately review the decision-making process associated with these issues to ensure that they do not commit similar frauds again. The regulation is based on the lifestyles of multiple people. Culture should be taken into account. The first rule to combat racism is to respect such different ways of life and culture.
“Thanks to the aforementioned, we urge the FA to immediately overturn the sanctions imposed on Edinson Cavani and restore his honor and honor in a world that was so unjustly hurt by this condemned decision. To do.”
– Soccer Sports
Uruguay players call on FA to overturn “blameable” Cavani ban
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