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Edinson Cavani accepted his ban from the Football Association (FA), but insisted that “my heart is at peace” for the publication on social networks that saw him sanctioned.
The Manchester United forward was suspended for three games and fined £ 100,000 for posting a message in response to an Instagram story following the Red Devils 3-2 win over Southampton on 29 November, a game in which Cavani scored twice.
Cavani used a Spanish phrase in the post, which was later removed after he was informed of its potential to cause an offense, and resulted in an FA charge for discrediting the game.
The Uruguayan international posted on Twitter to apologize for any offense, but insists it was a misunderstanding due to a difference in culture.
– Edi Cavani Official (@ECavaniOfficial) December 31, 2020
“Hello everyone. I do not want to dwell on this uncomfortable moment for me. I want to share with you that I accept the disciplinary sanction knowing that I am alien to the customs of the English language, but I do not share the point of view,” he wrote.
I apologize if I offended someone with an expression of affection towards a friend, solely on my intention.
“Those who know me know that my effort always seeks the simplest happiness and friendship! I appreciate the countless expressions of support and affection.
“My heart is at peace, because I know that I always expressed myself with affection according to my culture and way of life. I send you a sincere hug ”.
Cavani has scored three goals in nine Premier League appearances for a United side that is second in the table, three points behind leaders Liverpool with one game down.