Edinson Cavani has apologized after using an offensive term on social media following Manchester United’s spectacular 3-2 win at Southampton on Sunday.
The Uruguayan striker came off the bench to score two goals for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, but found himself in hot water after the game.
In response to a congratulatory message, now deleted, Cavani wrote in Spanish: “Gracias negrito”.
In a statement, Cavani apologized for any offense caused, he said: “The message I posted after Sunday’s game was a loving greeting to a friend, thanking him for his congratulations after the game.
“The last thing I wanted to do was offend anyone. I am totally against racism and deleted the post as soon as it was explained that it could be interpreted differently. I want to sincerely apologize for this. “
A statement from Manchester United added: “It is clear to us that there was absolutely no malicious intent behind Edinson’s post and he deleted it as soon as he was told he could be wrong. interpreter.
“Edinson has apologized for any unintentional infringement caused. Manchester United and all our players are fully committed to the fight against racism. “