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Man United could be hit with nightmare fixture scenario if Edinson Cavani incident escalates

Edinson Cavani may well have landed himself in hot water with his recent Instagram story – but Man United won’t see him ruled out of action anytime soon, even if he is banned.

As reported by The Sun, Cavani’s use of a racially insensitive term on Instagram could see him banned by the FA, which would be bad news for United in the midst of a period of fixture congestion.

However, The Sun report that, with any potential hearing unlikely to take place until December 21st, Cavani would be available for the West Ham, Man City, Sheffield United and Leeds Premier League fixtures, even if he was charged by the FA.

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The Sun report that the ‘automatic’ ban for a charge of this nature is three games. If that was to be the case, and judgement was made on Cavani when the report claims it could be, Cavani would miss the following games.

  • Everton v Man United, Carabao Cup quarter-final, Dec 23rd
  • Leicester City v Man United, Premier League, Dec 26th
  • Man United v Wolves, Premier League, Dec 29th

It’s safe to say that Cavani could scarcely be ruled out of action for a more difficult set of fixtures. It’s not often that, in three consecutive games, you face three teams all competing for European football.

The Carabao Cup, though considered insignificant by many, is also Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s best shot of winning silverware this term. He could do with Cavani available for the fixture.

This remains a whole load of ifs and buts, with Cavani’s punishment by no means determined, but if The Sun’s proposed scenario does become reality, then it’s bad news for Man United.

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  1. Val Hayes says:

    This business with Edison Cavani is just another instance of Pommie sanctimoniousness!
    I continue to be amazed (offended?) by the overweening linguistic arrogance and sanctimonious condemnation dished out by the British media which appears to be so ignorant about what words in other languages mean. Having pussy-footed around racial terminology the English speaking world appears to have settled on “Black” as being an acceptable term. The problem is that when you do not come from and English speaking country “Black” is not a word in your vocabulary. Just because the English have historically created a highly offensive “N” word does not necessarily mean that the perfectly acceptable word for “black” in another language will be offensive just because it begins with “N” I looked up the translation of the socially acceptable words “Black lives matter” which is being shouted loud and clear by everyone. and this is the correct translation. All the voluble fighters for racial rights are proud to call themselves “Black” , so when Edinson Cavani refers to a friend as “little Black” in his own language there is no offense at all. The English do not use diminutives so much as a term of affection so they simply would not understand – they are simply arrogant
    I come from a country with 11 official languages and hyper-sensitivity to racial terminology and angst.
    Edison Cavani was writing in his own language to thank a friend.
    the direct English / Spanish translation
    English – Black Lives Matter : Spanish Las vidas negras importan.

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