“The world is going to s***”: Ander Herrera Launches Staunch Defence Of Edinson Cavani Following Three Match Ban: The PSG player was far from impressed with the FA’s dealing of the situation
With the Black Lives Movement gaining steam in the Premier League, the FA always going to come down heavily on Edinson Cavani. Looking to make a statement of intent and lay down a marker, the Football Association decided to hammer Cavani with a three match ban.
Facing the ire of the governing council, Cavani despite his boisterous appeals failed to prove his point. The player was found guilty of breaching the FA’s E3 Rule after writing negrito on Instagram on November 29 ensuing his side’s 3-2 win over Southampton.
While Cavani and Edinson Cavani were quick to make their bereaved feelings clear over the ruling, the player garnered supporter from other quarters as well. And one player whose backing stood out amongst his counterparts was Cavani’s old compatriot, Ander Herrera.
Replying to Cavani’s post on Instagram, the PSG midfielder was quick to make his feelings of exasperation clear over the three match and 1,00,000 pound to Cavani.
What Did Ander Herrera Said?
Herrera said: “If they ban you for that. The world is going to s***. Big hugs and stay strong Edi.”
Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo said to Cavani: “Those who know you know the kind of person you are!!!”
The comments came in reply to Cavani’s post on Instagram in the aftermath of the FA move. While the striker apologised for his comments, he was quick to assert that the ban was one which didn’t resonate with him.
“I want to share with you that I accept the disciplinary sanction knowing that I am foreign to English language customs, but I do not share the point of view,” Cavani wrote on Instagram.
“I apologise if I offended someone with an expression of affection towards a friend, nothing further was my intention.
“My heart is at peace because I know that I always expressed myself with affection according to my culture and way of life. I send you a sincere hug.”
Cavani was found of using a racially derogatory term on Instagram with his Negrtio comment translating to black in English. While the striker was quick to delete his comment and sound out an apology for the same, the FA was in mood to give the player any leeway.