Man Utd’s Garnacho facing FA probe after ‘racially sensitive’ social media post

Manchester United's young star Alejandro Garnacho is facing a probe by the FA for a 'racially sensitive' social media post.

Garnacho was part of the Red Devils side that beat Copenhagen in the Champions League on Tuesday evening. Andre Onana was the hero of the day after he denied Jordan Larsson from the spot in the 90th minute.

And the Argentine took to social media to celebrate the win as he posted a picture of the United team mobbing the shot-stopper. However, Garnacho captioned the post with two gorilla emojis without any words.

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The post was initially edited to remove the caption, before it was deleted after being live for 15 minutes. However, the FA are aware of the post – and they could charge Garnacho for his online behaviour.

The FA determine 'aggravating factors' under Rule E3(1) to include comments that make a reference to any one or more of a person or persons' ethnic origin, colour, race, nationality, faith, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

And despite Garnacho deleting the post, the FA rules do not guarantee an avoidance of retrospective punishment.

Onana has defended his team-mate on Instagram, and he shared the same picture on his story with the caption: "People cannot choose what I should be offended by. I know exactly what @garnacho7 meant: power and strength. This matter should go no further."

He then shared a picture of the two hugging with a white and black fist bumping using two emojis.

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