Man Utd Cavani banned for racist Instagram post

NEWS DIGEST – Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has been banned by the Football Association for three games after he was find guilty of misconduct following an Instagram post in November.

The striker made the decision not to challenge the charge and will consequently miss United’s upcoming games against Aston Villa, Manchester City and Watford.

He has also been fined £100,000 and ordered to complete face-to-face education after it was deemed his post was insulting, abusive, improper and brought the game into disrepute.

It is understood the club have asked the FA to use the money from the fine for anti-racisim projects and initiatives.

The charge came after the 33-year-old responded to a celebratory message sent by a friend with the words “Gracias negrito”.

The 33-year-old quickly deleted the post and apologised for his actions, saying: “The message I posted after the game on Sunday was intended as an affectionate greeting to a friend, thanking him for his congratulations after the game.