Luis Suarez decided to snub Patrice Evra’s handshake ahead of today’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool. Given that Suarez was the guilty party, having been banned for eight games for racially abusing Evra, it is incredible that he opted to disrespect our captain again today.
However, this could have been predicted when you consider Suarez revealed this week that Evra was wrong to report the racial abuse he received.
“I was not depressed at all during suspension,” he said. “I knew what I did and there is a kind of football law that says, ‘What happens on the pitch, stays on the pitch and that’s the end of the story’.”
Gary Neville has claimed that Suarez has put his football club in an even worse position now, with further criticism being levelled at him for snubbing the handshake.
“Obviously it’s quite clear that Luis Suarez has completely blanked Patrice Evra,” said Neville. “I’m not sure it’s the wisest thing for him to do. I’m not sure that he has helped his football club. I think that Kenny Dalglish is now put in a position after the game where he has to defend him again.”