Luis Suarez was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra after admitting he called Evra “negro” during a game at Anfield. After kicking Evra, pinching him and hitting him on the back of the head, Suarez wanted people to believe that he was using the racist slur in a “friendly” way.
Suarez changed his story several times and in the trial admitted that he had lied when he claimed that he had pinched Evra to “defuse the situation”.
Following Liverpool FC’s embarrassing reaction to Suarez’s ban, there was hope both clubs could move on from the situation when the teams met at Old Trafford in February. However, Suarez, for some bizarre reason, chose not to shake the hand of Evra, the man he had racially abused.
However, some desperate Liverpool fans started circulating screenshots, trying to argue that it was Evra who had refused to shake hands, despite the video footage clearly showing Suarez was at fault.
Thankfully, Liverpool FC quickly dismissed these ridiculous conspiracy theories. Suarez’s refusal to shake Evra’s hand was one step too far for them and they could no longer defend the disgraceful actions of their player.
After Suarez was spoken to by the manager, Liverpool’s managing director, Ian Ayre, spoke of his disappointment. “We are extremely disappointed Luis Suarez did not shake hands with Patrice Evra before yesterday’s game,” he said. “The player had told us beforehand that he would, but then chose not to do so. He was wrong to mislead us and wrong not to offer his hand to Patrice Evra. He has not only let himself down but also Kenny Dalglish, his team-mates and the club. It has been made absolutely clear to Luis Suarez that his behaviour was not acceptable. Luis Suarez has now apologised for his actions, which was the right thing to do.”
Suarez released a similar statement, admitting that he was at fault, and that he was sorry for refusing to shake Evra’s hand.
“I have spoken with the manager since the game at Old Trafford and I realise I got things wrong,” he said. “I have not only let [Dalglish] down but also the club and what it stands for and I’m sorry. I made a mistake and I regret what happened. I should have shaken Patrice Evra’s hand before the game and I want to apologise for my actions.”
Thankfully, our club continued to behave in a decent way, and accepted the apology. “Manchester United thanks Liverpool for the apologies issued following Saturday’s game. Everyone at Old Trafford wants to move on from this.”
However, Suarez spoke to Uruguayan television yesterday and changed his story, again.
“It was a misunderstanding, what happened between me and Evra at Old Trafford when we were to shake hands,” he said. “In fact, I think it was all arranged against me again, as it had happened with the punishment. I promised my wife, the manager and the directors that I was going to shake my hand with Evra. Why not?, I thought, because I had no problems with him. I had been punished because of him, but I had no problems with shaking hands. But I was not forced to greet him. I had no problems with Evra. It was only a handshake and I was OK with that. The media in England showed the moment when I passed in front of him, but they didn’t see that he had his hand low before. Only the media in Uruguay and Spain showed that I wanted to shake his hand.”
Lying, racist, scummy scouse bastard.
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