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Uruguayan footballers accuse the English Federation of discrimination due to the sanction of Cavani | sports

Edison Cavani, during a Manchester United game last November.
Edison Cavani, during a Manchester United game last November. Martin Rickett / POOL / EFE

The scandal that was mounted by the words of gratitude that the Uruguayan forward Edison Cavani dedicated to a friend who congratulated him on the victory of Manchester United, his team, against Southampton (2-3) on November 29, has registered this Monday a new chapter. “Thank you, Negro”, the expression used by the attacker, caused the English Federation (FA) to sanction him on December 31 with three suspension matches and a fine of 100,000 pounds (more than 111,000 euros) when considering that his sentence contained a racist bias, despite the fact that the Argentine Academy of Letters had indicated in a statement that in Rio de la Plata the voices “black” and “Negro” have “a clear affective sense, completely free of any discriminatory or racist nuance”. This Monday, three days after the 33-year-old forward missed the first game due to the suspension – the Premier’s match against Aston Villa that red devils they won 2-1 at Old Trafford—, the Uruguayan Soccer Players Association (AFU) —represents the players—, the Uruguayan Soccer Association (AUF) and the country’s own national team have joined their de These.

The three institutions have de Theded that Cavani did not use a racist term and have shown their public support for him. “He has used a habitual form of expression in our language to refer affectionately to a loved one, a dear friend. Pretending that the only valid form of interpretation in life is the one in the heads of the leaders of the English Football Federation is in itself a true discriminatory act, totally reprehensible, against the Uruguayan culture, “de Theds the statement from the AFU. The Uruguayan players – among others, the centraOdingo Godín has retweeted the statement – ask the FA to review “urgently” the sanction and its regulations Theo never commit such an injustice again.” “Its regulations should take into account the plurality of people’s ways of living and cultures. The first rule to fight racism is respect, for these ways of living and for these cultures. For all the above, we ask the FA to proceed immediately to lift the sanction Edison on Edison Cavani, and restore to the world his good name and honor, unjustly sullied by this reprehensible decision, Thehey add.

The English Federation accused the striker of improper conduct for breaking the regulations with a publication “insulting and / or abusive and / or inappropriate and / or that discredited the game.” The South American deleted the publication on Instagram and accepted the sanction even though he had until this Monday to argue. “I accept the disciplinary sanctions for knowing that I am foreign to the English idiomatic customs, but I do not share it. I apologize if I of Theded someone with an expression of affection towards a friend, nothing is further from m” thetention, ”the player wrote on his s Unitednetworks.

United, co-leaders of the Premier with Liverpool, will not be able to count on the attacker for the following games, the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup against Manchester City and the semi-finals of the FA Cup against Watford.

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