Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho faces ban over deleted Andre Onana post

The Cameroon international saved United’s bacon on Tuesday night, helping Erik ten Hag’s team secure a crucial 1-0 Champions League victory over FC Copenhagen with a penalty save in injury time. Several United players, including Garnacho, paid tribute to Onana’s bravery on social media. However, the 19-year-old took down his post on X after using two gorilla emojis next to a photo of himself and the goalie having a celebration. Before the original post was completely removed, the Argentina international first edited it to remove the two gorilla emojis and kept the image on his timeline.

Alejandro Garnacho deleted a post on X as he used a picture of Andre Onana alongside two gorilla emojis
Alejandro Garnacho used two gorilla emojis in his tribute post about Andre Onana (X)

Garnacho could now face a charge from the Football Association as the post is likely to be deemed an ‘aggravated breach’ of its rules on social media behaviour.
Edinson Cavani was fined £100,000 and banned from three matches by the Football Association (FA) in 2020 for using the Spanish word “negrito,” which means “black,” in a public response to a friend’s Instagram post. When informed of the implications, the Uruguayan, who was then playing for Manchester United, quickly removed the post and apologized. The following day, the striker issued a statement declaring his “complete opposition to racism.” The FA also mandated that Cavani complete a training program. FA RULES ABOUT POSTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA FA Rule E3(1) charges cases involving remarks made in the media or on social networking sites. If there are any references to one or more individuals in the comments


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