Edinson Cavani’s three match ban is causing a big stir back in his homeland.
The FA handed Cavani a three match ban for a social media post which could be deemed offensive, BBC Sport reported.
Now there are calls for the ban to overturned.
The Uruguayan Professional Footballers Association has condemned the FA’s decision and come out in support of Cavani.
The statement criticises the flawed decision making from the FA, commenting: “Far from condemning racism, the English FA has itself committed a discriminatory act against the culture and the way of life of the Uruguayan people.”
It describes the decision as an ‘injustice’.
Interestingly, Uruguayan international Lucas Torreira has posted the statement. The midfielder plays for Arsenal and is on loan at Atletico Madrid.
Inter Milan defender Diego Godin also posted the statement on his Twitter account.
This keeps the case in the spotlight, although Cavani himself is not contesting it.
He has already served one match of his three game ban, and the second is set to take place against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup this Wednesday.
It is unlikely Cavani will suddenly be ruled available to play, but it would be very welcome if he was permitted to feature in the semi-final.
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