Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has been banned for three games and fined £100,000 for an Instagram post last month.
Cavani pleaded guilty to the charge from the FA of using insulting and/or improper words. The striker sent the message after scoring twice in United's 3-2 win away to Southampton last month.
Cavani must complete face-to-face education after admitting a charge for a breach of FA Rule E3. He will miss United's games against Aston Villa, Manchester City and Watford.
An FA statement, with reference to new guidelines agreed in the summer, said the post was alleged to be "insulting and/or abusive and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute".
It was also alleged "that the comment constitutes an aggravated breach" which "included reference, whether express or implied, to colour and/or race and/or ethnic origin".
Cavani 'No racist intent'
The Uruguayan has already apologised for the post, blaming a misinterpretation for the offence saying it was intended to be an "affectionate greeting to a friend".
"While it is clear that context and intent are key factors, we note that the independent Regulatory Commission was required to impose a minimum three-game suspension.