Cavani reacts to three-match ban by the FA

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Edinson Cavani has apologised again, following the three game ban he was handed by the FA.

The Manchester United striker received the ban for referring to a friend using the word, ‘Negrito’, which is considered a racial slur by the FA.

In his reaction on social media, the Uruguayan insisted he meant no harm with the language, and thanked those who have been with him through the ordeal.

The message he shared on Instagram read, “I do not want to extend much in this uncomfortable moment.

“I want to share with you that I accept the disciplinary sanction knowing that I am foreign to English language customs, but I do not share the point of view.

“I apologise if I offended someone with an expression of affection towards a friend, nothing further in my intention. Those who know me know that my effort always seeks the simplest joy 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 is now going to miss Man United’s upcoming games against Aston Villa, Manchester City and Watford.