Watford striker Troy Deeney has said that Edison Cavani deserves more than a three-game ban following the issue of his offensive racial post on social media.
Edison Cavani is likely to be investigated after resharing and responding with an offensive racial comment on his Instagram story, after his impressive performance in Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Southampton.
Troy Deeney, while reacting to the issue in an interview thinks the United striker deserves even more than a 3-Match ban, as it is the punishment in place for anyone who commits such an offense.
He said: ‘It’s never right, no matter which way you look at it.’
‘I just think when you write a message out, it’s considered, nine times out of ten, that you’ll proofread it before putting it out there because you don’t want to make yourself look an idiot.’
‘But at no point did he think “that’s not right” – that’s what worried me a little bit.
‘I understand we get three-game bans now, but I just want to know whether the FA are educating players when they come to this country.
‘I don’t think he’s meant it to insult anyone, but he needs to be educated on what is acceptable and what isn’t.’
Deeney on if a 3-match ban would be enough he said: ‘No, I don’t think it is.
‘It’s a considered post. He’s written it out, thought about it, and he’s got people around him who would say, “I don’t think you should really do that”.
‘He’s probably acted in a moment of happiness, obviously after scoring, that’s why I don’t take it as he meant offence by it, he just hasn’t understood the ramifications of his words.
‘I do think at times three games isn’t enough, because it’s got to be three games with a form of education in my opinion.’