Manchester United have reacted to a statement released by the Football Association (FA) on Thursday morning, regarding their striker, Edinson Cavani.
The FA charged Cavani for a now-deleted Instagram post.
The 33-year-old attacker was charged with misconduct and has until Monday, January 4, 2021, to provide a response.
Cavani had put up the post, after scoring two goals as a substitute in Man United’s 3-2 win over Southampton on November 29.
The Uruguay star responded to a post from a friend on Instagram by writing ‘Gracias negrito’, which translates as ‘Thanks, little black’.
Reacting, Man United, in a statement via their website said the Old Trafford club and Cavani would consider the charge and respond to the FA accordingly.
“Manchester United and all of our players are fully committed to the fight against racism, and we will continue to work with the FA – along with other governing bodies and organisations, and through our own campaigns – in that regard.
“We note the FA decision today to charge Edinson Cavani for his social media reply to a friend’s message of congratulations, following the Southampton game.
“Edinson and the club were clear that there was absolutely no malicious intent behind the message, which he deleted and apologised for, as soon as he was informed that it could have been misconstrued.
“The player and the club will now consider the charge and respond to the FA accordingly,” Man United’s statement read.