sport news Troy Deeney insists Edinson Cavani deserves MORE than a three-game ban

Troy Deeney insists Edinson Cavani deserves MORE than a three-game ban for controversial 'negrito' Instagram post after win over Southampton as he calls for the striker to be 'educated' by the FA on why 'these words hurt people' Troy Deeney says Edinson Cavani should be hit with more than three-match ban The striker posted a term with racial connotations on Sunday Cavani came off the bench to score a brace as United won 3-2 at Southampton But in response to a message of congratulations, Cavani said: 'Gracias negrito'

By Max Winters For Mailonline

Published: 13:00 GMT, 30 November 2020 | Updated: 13:09 GMT, 30 November 2020

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Troy Deeney has insisted a three-game ban is not enough for striker Edinson Cavani after he posted a Spanish term with racial connotations on social media on Sunday.

Cavani came off the bench to score a brace and hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side a dramatic 3-2 win at Southampton.

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But the Uruguayan striker's heroics at St Mary's were overshadowed when he posted a controversial Spanish term on social media in the hours that followed. 

Troy Deeney says a three-game ban is not enough for Edinson Cavani after he posted a Spanish term with racial connotations on social media

Troy Deeney says a three-game ban is not enough for Edinson Cavani after he posted a Spanish term with racial connotations on social media

Cavani's post translates to 'thanks black' as he appeared to respond to a congratulatory post

Cavani's post translates to 'thanks black' as he appeared to respond to a congratulatory post

The Uruguayan striker, pictured arriving for training Monday morning, is facing an FA probe

The Uruguayan striker, pictured arriving for training Monday morning, is facing an FA probe

In response to a message of congratulations, seemingly from a friend, Cavani said: 'Gracias negrito.' The term, which makes reference to race, translates directly as 'Thanks black'.

Three hours after posting the tweet, it was deleted. Cavani insists 'negrito' is a term of affection in South America and that will be his defence if any disciplinary action is taken.

Cavani is now facing an FA probe but Deeney, speaking on the talkSPORT breakfast show on Monday, thinks the United star should be given more than a three-game ban, as well

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