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Liverpool footballer Luis Suarez charged with racism towards Manchester United footballer Patrice Evra
Following a month-long investigation, The FA has charged Liverpool footballer Luis Suarez with racially abusing Manchester United footballer Patrice Evra at Anfield in October. Suarez was seen repeatedly shouting at Evra during the 1-1 draw, and it was alleged he used racial remarks ‘at least 10 times’…

On Wednesday, The Football Association charged Liverpool’s Luis Suarez with ‘abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour’ towards United’s Patrice Evra, which ‘included a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race’ of Evra. This following a four week inquiry about claims that Suarez seriously discriminated Evra during a 1-1 Premier League draw between Liverpool and United at Anfield on Saturday, October 15th 2011. 

In that time, Chelsea footballer John Terry is clearly seen racially abusing Queens Park Rangers footballer Anton Ferdinand (brother to our Rio Ferdinand) during QPR’s 1-0 win at Loftus Road on Sunday, October 23rd 2011. The FA have now set a precedent of charging Luis Suarez, and they are highly likely to follow the same course of action with the Terry scandal. The Stamford Bridge defender is also under Metropolitan Police investigation. 

As it emerged Suarez was charged with racism, FIFA President Joseph Blatter caused outcry, as he claimed the issue could be resolved with a ‘handshake’. There are now momentous calls – not for the first time – among public and football figures for Sepp Blatter to be sacked, for him to quit or to retire. Rio Ferdinand is top of that list, condemning FIFA’s President in a scathing but fully understandable outburst on his Twitter account
Luis Suarez was seen repeatedly shouting at Patrice Evra in the 1-1 draw at Anfield in October

TheFA.Com released the statement on the Suarez-Evra incident midweek, which was met by an echo of the transcript on ManUtd.Com as LiverpoolFC.TV announced that they still supported their player despite the charge, and after a private meeting with the 24-year-old Uruguayan, he will contest the charge and request a personal hearing. With the evidence that the authorities have gathered, it is beyond comprehension that the decision will be overturned. 

Evra’s allegations were only given more credibility after Suarez admitted he ‘expressed himself’ towards the 30-year-old Frenchman, saying that what he called Evra – believed to be ‘ni*ger’ – was not considered racist in South America. It is disgraceful to think that the forward would attempt to play down such a major beach of the rules. Evra has not responded to the charge, with the fullback staying quiet since he lodged the complaint with referee Andre Marriner.

Although no witnesses have come to light, video cameras, still images and microphones have provided sufficient recollections of what happened during Suarez’ exchange of words with defender Evra. Both players were interviewed by The FA’s disciplinary panel, and Suarez now faces a lengthy suspension from football and a hefty fine. It has also been suggest the player could potentially banned from Old Trafford and other sports ground for life.  

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abdullahi Yussuf
17/11/2011 7:59am

This is a step forward in disciplining racist players who think their white colour is anything superior to the black. Suarez and Terry should both be properly disciplined and serve as an example to respect of this bad group of players who are still a century behind the current world. Blatter comments on this matter is a disgress to football and should quit immediately.

17/11/2011 9:58am

for whoever that has said that LUIS SUAREZ is not guilty in the beginning and called pat jus making shit up can sux my dk

18/11/2011 1:17am

Finally he has been punished,hw bout Terry get punished aswel.as 4 Blatter he is an absolute disgrace n shud b sacked 4 his comments

18/11/2011 2:23pm

Newsy has a really good video on the charges, with interviews and commentary that support your claims. Here’s a link: (http://www.newsy.com/videos/liverpool-s-suarez-charged-with-racial-abuse/)

14/12/2011 5:54am

This is a step forward in disciplining racist players who think their white colour


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