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Suarez breaks vow of silence

2011-11-08 14:40

Cape Town – Liverpool and Uruguayan striker, Luis Suarez has spoken out over the alleged racial charges leveled against him by Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra.

Suarez, who is in his native Uruguay as his country prepare to face Chile in a 2014 Soccer World Cup qualifier in Montevideo on Friday, spoke to local press in his native Spanish and aired his views on the controversy which took place on October 15.

“The FA will have to clarify things with [Evra],” Suárez said.

Suarez insisted that he never said anything constituting racism towards Evra, but stopped short of specifying the exact words he used when exchanging words with the France international.

“There is no evidence I said anything racist to him. I said nothing of the sort. There were two parts of the discussion, one in Spanish, one in English. I did not insult him. It was just a way of expressing myself.

“I called him something his team-mates at Manchester call him, and even they were surprised by his reaction.”

According to The Guardian’s website, the English FA have made it clear that they do not want either party to speak about the incident until they finish their investigation on the matter.

Suarez then added that whatever the outcome of the FA investigation, either of them may have to apologise for their actions.

“These things happen in football, in the heat of the moment.

“They leave someone looking bad. Now we have to see how the matter is decided and then, for him as much as me, we will have things clear. And wherever the fault lies, we are going to have to say sorry.”
 

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