January 5-British Football Association bans Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani on three games banned on social media posts containing Spanish phrases that are offensive in some situations in Uruguay I continue to be criticized. Other.
The Uruguay striker has pleaded guilty to the British Football Association for using insulting and / or inappropriate language after scoring United’s winning goal in Southampton on November 29.
He missed New Year’s Day against Aston Villa and refrained from two more matches in criticism in several quarters of FA’s harshness of action.
The expression used by Cavani (he posted “Gracias negrito”) is often a love word in South America and the Caribbean, but can be interpreted as having racial implications elsewhere.
The post was later deleted and Cavani apologized, but the Uruguayan Academy of Literature, an association of scholars and experts on the use of Spanish, sanctioned as an example of the lack of “cultural and linguistic knowledge” of British football. I have already explained.
And now, the Uruguay Players Association has issued a statement urging a review of the punishment and claiming that English is discriminatory.
“First, we must blame the Arbitrary behavior of the British Football Association. Instead of blaming racism, the British FA is itself discriminatory against the culture and lifestyle of the Uruguayan people. We are taking such actions. “
“The sanctions represent a biased, dogmatic, ethnocentric vision of the British FA, which can only be interpreted subjectively from that particular conclusion, but can be flawed.”
“We are all against all kinds of discrimination, but unfortunately, through its sanctions, the British Football Association has expressed absolute ignorance and contempt for the world’s multicultural vision.”
“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 talked with all my heart.
“The claim that the only way to get a valid interpretation in life is in the minds of British FA managers is actually completely criticized and a true discriminatory act against Uruguay’s culture. is.
“Therefore, we want to publicly defend Edinson Cavani’s impeccable character and, of course, the culture of our country.”
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Uruguayans say the English FA cannot survive Cavani’s “Gracias Negrito” post. Really?
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