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Fergie: FA Right To Ban Suarez

Whilst Liverpool decided to wear t-shirts for Luis Suarez, who has been found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra this week, Manchester United have kept quiet. Today, Sir Alex Ferguson has given his reaction to the ban but is eager to put it all behind us, claiming it was never about United against Liverpool.

“Our support of Patrice was obvious right from the word go and that’s still the same,” said Ferguson. “The matter is over and I think we’re satisfied that they found the right decision. This wasn’t about Manchester United and Liverpool at all. It was nothing to do with that. This was an individual situation where one person was racially abused.”

Ferguson has compared the ban with the one Evra received after he was abused by Chelsea groundsman, Sam Bethell. Evra reacted and the FA banned him for four games, with the FA later admitting they regretted the way they handled the case.

“Patrice got that suspension for the incident down at Chelsea when no one was there, just a groundsman and our fitness coach,” he continued. “He got a four-match ban and we had to wait two weeks for the evidence to come through. We were quite astounded at that. A four-match ban? We thought it was well over the top for a trivial incident. But it happened and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Dandivine7 says:

    Merry Christmas To You All, GOD Bless You All. King Eric, I’m So Delighted…Your Son Came At Just The Right Time, May He Grow Up Strong And Mighty!!! Regards To Mother And Child, GOD Bless You!

  2. 2012 says:

    Peace and prosperity is what he wishes for everyone. MERRY CHRISTMAS

    Get Ready People Of ROM.He will be here.

    7 DAYS

  3. Costas says:

    Καλά Χριστούγεννα ROM!

  4. Jeet says:

    Season’s Greetings to all RoM-ers!
    Hearty CONGRATS to King Eric and family!! Enjoy the experience – totally chuffed for you!

  5. rohan19 says:

    @2012 : we can do without the mysticism..

    lack of speech is what i wish from you..

    so please shut up. and let us enjoy the holidays

  6. Sandeep1878 says:

    Good afternoon lovely Red Devils around the world..

    Happy xmas,

    its good to be back here again :)

    lets get ready for boxing day then..

    WE will keep the RED flag flyin coz Man United will never die…

  7. Sandeep1878 says:

    Hearty congratulations to King Eric and his family, welcome home Tom, have a blessed life..:)

    Merry xmas..

  8. Sandeep1878 says:


    hello pal, howdy?

    and what the fuck was your last post? :)

  9. Sandeep1878 says:


    Viva MG? wtf? :P

    and who is this 2012? :)

    Lotsa chnages here in the last 10 days…

  10. Costas says:

    Hey Sandeep. It means Merry Christmas of course. ;) Hope you are well!

  11. Cyril Sneer says:

    Merry Christmas to everybody

    congrats to King Eric

    19 to MG

    Xronia Polla kai thermes efxes to Costas

    Have a great day y’alls. :-)

  12. StatesideAussie says:

    Ash/Rohan19 … I didn’t know about the India-Australia series. It’s not easy to follow cricket over here, and with the way the Aussie team has been over the last 5 years, there’s not been much incentive to try, to be honest. Now, there’s a team that got knocked off it’s perch … second time in my life that it’s happened. “They” (whoever “they” are) promised us “never again” after the first time, too, and “they” kept their promise for about 20 years or so, but now look! As it happens, I am leaving the States and relocating back to Oz in the first week of Jan. On the one hand, I am looking forward to seeing some cricket again. On the other hand, I am not looking forward to watching India thrash our arse on our own home soil, which they will almost certainly do. Bugger! And cheers!

  13. StatesideAussie says:

    King Eric — congratulations to you and your wife, mate!

  14. Red Devil says:

    King Eric

    Congratulations mate….Hope the wife and the young boy are doing well. Merry Christmas and best wishes


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