CONMEBOL supports Cavani

The three-match penalty imposed by the English Federation to Edinson cavani For calling a friend “black” in a post on Instagram continues to generate support for the Uruguayan forward. In this sense, this Tuesday the own CONMEBOL, which through an official statement expressed its solidarity with the Uruguayan attacker from Manchester United.


“CONMEBOL expresses its solidarity with the player Edinson cavani, sanctioned by the Football Federation of England. The disciplinary measure for the outstanding player of the Uruguayan team clearly does not consider the cultural characteristics and the use of certain terms in Uruguay’s everyday speech. The judgment of these types of statements, within the framework of a process that can lead to penalties for the athlete and that affect his reputation and good name, must always be carried out taking into account the context in which they were made and, above all, cultural peculiarities of each player and each country. The CONMEBOL condemns and will always condemn with the greatest energy any racist or discriminatory manifestation, but the specific case for which Cavani he was sanctioned does not make up one of them, “said the aforementioned statement from the body that governs South American football.