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He used the word 'negrito' on Instagram before deleting it and apologising.
The Uruguayan PFA have since responded, defending Cavani with his teammates also coming together to stick up for the 33-year-old forward.
Including Suarez who shared their statement on Twitter with fans on social media condemning his support considering his chequered past
Suarez, of course, was found guilty of racially abusing defender Patrice Evra, resulting in an eight-match ban.
you should have stayed out of this one
- Omar (@topimpacat) January 4, 2021
All you had to do was stay quiet
- Pøgba Senior (@TheSaItIsHere) January 4, 2021
Have some shame you can't speak in a situation like this pic.twitter.com/9JHtqqZLUe
- . (@Abdilbari__) January 4, 2021
The strongly-worded Uruguayan PFA statement reads: "Firstly, we must condemn the arbitrary conduct of the English Football Association. Far from condemning racism, the English Football Association has itself committed a discriminatory act against the culture and way of life of the Uruguayan people.
"The sanction shows the the English Football Association's biased, dogmatic and ethnocentric vision that only allows a subjective interpretation to be made from its particular and excluding conclusion, however flawed it may be.
"Edinson Cavani has never committed any conduct that could be interpreted as racist. He merely used a common expression in Latin America to affectionately address a loved one or close friend.
"To sustain that the only way to obtain a valid interpretation in life is that which lies in the minds of the managers of the the English Football Association is actually a true discriminatory act, which is completely reprehensible and against Uruguayan culture.
"We would therefore like to publicly defend Edinson Cavani's impeccable character and of course our country's culture. We are all against any kind of discrimination; however unfortunately, through it's sanction, the English Football Association expresses absolute ignorance and disdain for a multicultural vision of the world, respectful of its plurality, by erroneously, unilaterally and rigidly imposing its anti-racist rules, the basis of which we support but are obviously not realistically applicable to the case in question here. It has not just punished one person, but also out whole culture, our way of life, which is truly a discriminatory and racist act.
"Lastly, we urge the English Football Association to review its decision-making processes related to these issues immediately so that it does not commit any similar injustice ever again. Its regulations should take into account the plurality of the people's way of life and cultures. The first rule to fight against racism is to respect such different ways of life and cultures.
"By virtue of the foregoing, we request the FA to immediately overturn the sanction imposed on Edinson Cavani and reinstate his good name and honour in the world that has been so unfairly tarnished by this reprehensible decision."
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