English Premiership

Ferguson: Suarez is a disgrace

2012-02-11 17:33
Luis Suarez (AP)

London - Alex Ferguson branded Luis Suarez a "disgrace" and claimed he should never be allowed to play for Liverpool again after the Uruguay striker refused to shake hands with Patrice Evra before Manchester United's explosive 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Ferguson was furious that Suarez deliberately withdrew his hand when he came face to face with Evra for the first time since being handed an eight-match suspension for racially abusing the United captain in a match at Anfield last October.

Evra looked shocked by Suarez's snub during the traditional pre-match handshakes and grabbed at the Uruguayan's arm before his United team-mate Rio Ferdinand responded by refusing to shake hands with the Liverpool star.

Ferguson claimed Suarez's actions could have sparked a riot in a fixture already drenched in hatred between the two sets of supporters.

The Scot believes a club of Liverpool's history and tradition should now wash their hands off Suarez.

"I couldn't believe it. I just could not believe it," Ferguson told Sky Sports.

"I had a chat with Patrice this morning and he said he was going to shake his hand. He said I have nothing to be ashamed of.

"He (Suarez) is a disgrace to Liverpool football club. He shouldn't be allowed to play for Liverpool again.

"The history that club's got, he could have caused a riot. It was terrible what he did.

"You saw the referee. He didn't know what to do. It was a terrible start to the game and it created a terrible atmosphere."

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish later insisted he had not seen the incident, but lost his cool with a television interviewer at the suggestion it had led to a bust-up between players from both sides at half-time.

"I never knew he didn't shake his hand. I will take your word for it. That is contrary to what I was told," Dalglish said.

"It's bang out of order to blame Luis Suarez for anything that happened today, how many bookings were there? The fans had a bit of banter."

Read more on:    epl  |  luis suarez
NEXT ON SPORT24X

FS Stars edge past Tuks

31 minutes ago

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
103 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
16 April 2014
Manchester City v Sunderland, Etihad Stadium 20:45
Everton v Crystal Palace, Goodison Park 20:45
19 April 2014
Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham, White Hart Lane 13:45
West Ham United v Crystal Palace, Boleyn Ground 16:00
Cardiff City v Stoke City, Cardiff City Stadium 16:00
Newcastle United v Swansea City, St. James' Park 16:00
Aston Villa v Southampton, Villa Park 16:00
Chelsea v Sunderland, Stamford Bridge 18:30
20 April 2014
Norwich City v Liverpool, Carrow Road 13:00
Hull City v Arsenal, The KC Stadium 15:05
Everton v Manchester United, Goodison Park 17:10
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Which team do you think will win the English Premiership?

 
 
Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.