By Max Winters For Mailonline
Published: 13:00 GMT, 30 November 2020 | Updated: 13:09 GMT, 30 November 2020
Troy Deeney has insisted a three-game ban is not enough for Manchester United 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.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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
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
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