The Uruguayan Football Players Association (A.F.U.) condemned the manner in which the English Football Associated handled the alleged racist utterances on social media by their fellow countryman Edinson Cavani. The FA issued a three-match ban and a fine of 100,000 British pounds as punishment to Cavani for the social medial utterances. The A.F.U expressed their concerns in a statement which was shared through their social media handle, part of the statement stated;
“The sanction shows the English Football Association’s biased, dogmatic and ethnocentric vision that only allows a subjective interpretation to be made from its particular and excluding conclusion, however flawed it may be.
“Edinson Cavani has never committed any conduct that could be interpreted as racist. He merely used a common expression in Latin America to affectionately address a loved one or close friend. To sustain that the only way to obtain a valid interpretation in life is that which lies in the minds of the managers of the English Football Association is actually a true discriminatory act, which is completely reprehensible and against Uruguayan culture.”
Cavani has already missed one match to that effect.