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FA charges Luis Suarez

2011-11-16 20:01

London - Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was charged on Wednesday for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.

Evra, who is black, made the allegations last month after United's 1-1 draw at Liverpool in the Premier League.

"It is alleged that Suarez used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards Manchester United's Patrice Evra contrary to FA rules," the English Football Assocation said in a statement. "It is further alleged that this included a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race of Patrice Evra."

Suarez has denied the allegations and has been backed by his club throughout the investigation.

"We will discuss the matter fully with him when he returns from international duty, but he will plead not guilty to the charge and we expect him to request a personal hearing," Liverpool said in a statement. "Luis remains determined to clear his name of the allegation made against him by Patrice Evra. The club remain fully supportive of Luis in this matter."

The FA - and London police - are still investigating England captain John Terry for allegedly racially abusing an opponent while playing for Chelsea.

The FA probe is on hold while police examine whether Terry did direct a racist slur at Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand during a match last month.

AP

Comments
  • DaniĆ«l - 2011-11-17 09:07

    A hand-balling bloody racist agent... LOL

  • aadil.esack - 2011-11-17 09:09

    so El Pistolero has been charged by the FA, but no verdict yet, as he still has to have a hearing & respond IF he is genuinely guilty, then as much as we love & need him, he must receive the punishment If a miscommunication, as he states, then he should be cleared, finish & klaar - not sure one can charge Evra, even if he has a bit of history for crying "racism"

  • Bob - 2011-11-17 09:24

    Bull dust, and when Louis is found not guilty they must prosecute Evra for slander, what else can you expect from someone from the manure heap.

      Gerald - 2011-11-17 09:43

      Funny your side is under the manure heap

      Bob - 2011-11-17 10:04

      Yeh but not for much longer, it stinks too much down here, old whiskey nose is past his sell by date and the team shows it, at least we are the best team in Liverpool, something your lot can't say about your team, you the second best team in Manchester and by a long way, woo hoo.

      aadil.esack - 2011-11-17 11:50

      Bob, he is already rated as one of the top player's in the world, and after scoring 4 goals for Uruguay last week, people are now comparing him to Messi - whilst flattering no doubt, El Pistolero himself said it was embarassing & was humble about it, once again saying it doesn't matter who scores, as long as the team wins ! I reckon someone knows just HOW much potential he has, and what it could mean for us. Hence this distraction, particularly after they were once again outplayed at L4 - no need to mention names ;-) True Red

  • Jason - 2011-11-17 09:34

    Wouldn't suprise me if he did make those comments... we can clearly see form the World Cup that sportsmanship is not in his vocabulary and will do almost anything to win.

      aadil.esack - 2011-11-17 11:46

      I remember Scholes doing the exact same thing for Utd in a game against Fulham I don't know, but I would rather have someone in my team who does whatever it takes to win (besides biting or racism) than someone who is only there for the paycheque

      Nkululeko - 2011-11-17 14:49

      i agree with @Jason - this Luis punk knows no sportsmanship... the bull dust he did against Ghana match at the WC.... leaves a lot to be desired.... i wonder why the Liverpool cronies brought him to our English premiership...nx!!!

      Lucien - 2011-11-18 13:51

      I have to agree with Jason, even though he is a good player he still does not repsect the opposite side for any reason. 2011 SWC handball against Ghana was probably sportman like in the eyes of Liverpool supporters once he bacame a liverpool player. Also the ear biting incident when he played for Ajax against PSV before coming to liverpool. So I wouldn't put it past him if he did say something to Evra. Talent has lots to do with football and this guy is good but with the discipline and respect he shows others, I think FIFA need to look at another way at sorting Suarez out.

  • Jason - 2011-11-17 12:39

    @Bob- please tell me your comment about being the best team in Liverpool is riddled with sarcasm. If it is, then you have a great sense of humour. If it's not however, I feel sorry for you that you have to resort to stats like that to make your team look good... like really sorry!

      Bob - 2011-11-17 15:02

      Jason, no sarcasm from me, we are the best team in Liverpool and the manure are the second best team in Manchester, where do you read sarcasm in that, I'm just stating facts mate.

  • Jason - 2011-11-21 11:04

    @Bob- no sarcasm? that's unfortunate.. so you want to state facts then? how about the fact that Man U is 2nd in ENGLAND, and Liverpool is 6th... there some facts...

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