Liverpool FC player Luis Suarez has been found guilty of racially abusing French Manchester United star Patrick Evra.
Uruguayan striker Suarez has been given an eight-match ban and also fined £40,000.
During a match in October the following happened,
Via The Mail
Manchester United faced Liverpool in a Premier League match. In the 57th minute Suarez fouled Evra and tempers flared at the next corner. They squared up to each other and Evra asked why Suarez kicked him. Suarez said he should forget about it, these things happen. Evra claims Suarez then became racially abusive, using the word ‘negro’. Suarez denies using the word in that clash. Evra is clearly wound up, but nearby players do not seem particularly bothered.
A few minutes later Marriner calls the pair together. Suarez apologises and tries to pat Evra on the head. It is alleged Evra said: ‘Don’t touch me, you South American,’ to which Suarez replies: ‘Porque, negro?’
Evra catches Kuyt two minutes later and is booked. He allegedly shouts at Marriner: ‘You’re only booking me because I’m black.’
Suarez is bemused, saying: ‘I called him something his team-mates call him and even they were surprised by his reaction.’
Today it was also “revealed” that Suarez’s grandfather was black (LOL).
Patrice Evra has stated that he didn’t think Suarez was racist and the FA has accepted that he is not racist.
The word ‘negro’ means ‘black’ in Spanish and Portuguese and is used when talking about something or someone that is black. It is not deemed as an offensive word in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. So apart from calling Evra ‘negro’ what else did he say? Does anybody know?
Hmmmm…. I have a feeling that Liverpool/Suarez will appeal this decision.
Up next the whole John Terry and Anton Ferdinand affair where on this occasion there is video footage of England captain John calling Anton a “black c**t”.
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