Edinson Cavani rescued Manchester United on Sunday as they came back from 2-0 down at half-time to beat Southampton 3-2 at St Mary’s.
His first major involvement came on the hour mark when he produced a lovely cross for Bruno Fernandes to pull a goal back.
Then, with 15 minutes remaining, he reacted quickest in the penalty area to head home after Fernades’ shot was deflected.
And in the second minute of injury-time, the Uruguayan showed his world-class movement to get on the end of Marcus Rashford’s cross to win the match for United.
However, his match-winning performance has been overshadowed by his social media post following his heroics.
After an apparent congratulatory message from a friend, Cavani replied: “Gracias negrito.”
The term translates directly as “Thanks black.”
Cavani deleted the post three hours after he posted it and insisted that ‘negrito’ is a term of affection in South America and that will be his defence if any disciplinary action is taken.
However, the FA have been made aware of the post and are now looking into it.
According to both the Daily Mail and John Cross from the Mirror, Cavani now faces a possible ban.
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