The English Football Association will investigate a potentially racist Spanish statement from Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani.
Following the Uruguayan’s heroics to score two goals to help Man United’s 3-2 comeback win over Southampton on Sunday, Cavani celebrated with a social media post, where one Spanish fan congulated the player before Cavani responded with a message that may offend another race.
Though it is understood that Cavani’s message was light-hearted, especially in the way it is taken in Uruguayan, the 33-year-old was quickly advised to delete the post to avoid offending the UK and wider world audience.
The deleted words reportedly said “gracias, negrito.”
The former PSG striker is nevertheless getting some support where several commentators on social media, with a Spanish culture experience, argue that the term is used as a word of endearment.
Coming up next for United is Cavani's former side PSG in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.