Ander Herrera launches X-rated rant following Edinson Cavani’s FA ban

Ander Herrera has blasted the Football Association's decision to hand Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani a three-game ban.

Cavani was handed the sanction following a post he made on his personal Instagram account back in Novemeber.

The Uruguayan posted on November 29, after guiding his new team to a come from behind victory against Southampton.

The forward deleted the post soon after and issued an apology, but he was charged with using insulting and/or improper words, and pleaded guilty to the FA charge.

On Thursday, it was confirmed he would be issued with a three-game ban, effective immediately.

That means the former PSG star will miss the New Year's Day clash with Aston villa, as well as the Carabao Cup semi final vs Manchester City and the FA Cup third-round tie against Watford.

Cavani issued a lengthy statement following the decision, apologising for his actions, while defending something he believes was lost in translation.

"Hello everyone, I do not want to extend much in this uncomfortable moment for me,” he wrote.

“I want to share with you that I accept the disciplinary sanction knowing that I am foreign to English language customs, but I do not share the point of view.

"I apologise if I offended someone with an expression of affection towards a friend, nothing further was my intention.

“Those who know me know that my effort is to always seek the simplest joy and friendship!

"I appreciate the countless expressions of support and affection.

“My heart is at peace because I know that I always expressed myself with affection according to my culture and way of life. I send you a sincere hug."

And in response, ex-United star Herrera, who played with the forward in France, issued a staunch defence of his former teammate.

Posting on the social media site, Herrera said: "If they ban you for that. The world is going to s***. Big hugs and stay strong Edi."

Meanwhile, current United defender Marcos Rojo said to Cavani: “Those who know you know the kind of person you are!!!”

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