Luis Suarez and Diego Godin are among the many Uruguay soccer gamers backing calls for the English Football Association to reverse its determination to ban Edinson Cavani for utilizing a Spanish time period for Black individuals which the Manchester United striker stated was meant as an affectionate greeting.
Godin posted an announcement from the Uruguayan gamers’ union that stated the English FA, not Cavani, has dedicated a “discriminatory and racist act” as a result of the three-game suspension punishes “our whole culture, our way of life.”
“Unfortunately, through its sanction, the English Football Association expresses absolute ignorance and disdain for a multicultural vision of the world,” learn an announcement by the Uruguayan Football Players’ Association, which was shared by Suarez and Godin on Monday.
Suarez, a striker for Atlético Madrid, added a fist bump emoji when he posted Godin’s tweet.
The gamers’ union assertion urged the English FA to evaluation its disciplinary processes “to take into account the plurality of people’s ways of life and cultures,” and overturn the sanction on Cavani that it says has tarnished his status.
Cavani was additionally fined 100,000 kilos ($136,500) and ordered to full face-to-face schooling after admitting to breaching the FA’s guidelines in the message he despatched to a good friend on Instagram after scoring twice in United’s 3-2 victory at Southampton in October in the Premier League.
The FA stated the remark was “insulting, abusive, improper and brought the game into disrepute” and in addition was an “aggravated breach” as a result of it “included reference, whether express or implied, to color and/or race and/or ethnic origin.”
Cavani, who has already served one match of the ban, apologized quickly after sending the message and didn’t contest the cost “out of respect for, and solidarity with, the FA and the fight against racism in football,” United stated.
He did say, nonetheless, that his “heart is at peace” over his message in which he “expressed myself with affection according to my culture and way of life.”
Among the gamers to react following the announcement of Cavani’s ban was United’s Argentine defender, Marcos Rojo, who replied to his teammate on Instagram: “Those who know you know the kind of person you are !!!”
The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) additionally stated it supported Cavani, calling him “an individual of unattackable morals and ethics.”
“The analysis of the event that ended in a disciplinary process and in an imposed sanction has deserved unanimous rebuke from those that apply the most basic criteria of cultural contextualization and meaning of the expressions said in Spanish language,” the AUF stated.
The English FA did not reply immediately to the accusations of the Uruguayan gamers’ union, as an alternative repeating the the reason why Cavani was punished.
The FA stated the written causes for the sanction imposed by the unbiased regulatory fee might be revealed in due course.
Suarez was banned by the English FA for eight matches in 2011 — when he was a Liverpool participant — after being discovered responsible of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra. He was stated to have used “insulting words” in Spanish, which included a reference to Evra’s colour, in an on-field spat throughout a Premier League match at Anfield.
The assertion launched by Godin, a defender for Cagliari in Italy, was not signed by particular person gamers and didn’t embody contact data. It was dated Jan. 3.