The Uruguayan thanked a follower utilizing the phrase “gracias negrito,” which interprets to thanks, little Black one.
The phrase is seen as an affectionate time period of endearment in South America however thought of offensive in different components of the world, as a result of its that means could be misconstrued.
Having come on instead at halftime on Sunday with Manchester United 2-0 behind, Cavani had an prompt impression, scoring twice and helping the opposite purpose to assist his aspect to a dramatic victory.
Comparisons are being drawn with a 2011 incident involving one other Uruguayan participant, Luis Suárez.
Suarez, then a striker for Liverpool, repeatedly referred to as then-Man United captain Patrice Evra “negro” throughout a Premier League recreation.
On the time, Suarez argued the time period was not offensive in his homeland. The FA, nevertheless, disagreed with Suarez. A report into the incident stated that Suarez didn’t use the time period “negro” in “the conciliatory and pleasant method that was widespread and inoffensive in Uruguay.”
Suarez was banned for eight video games consequently and fined 40,000 kilos.