Following United’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool, Patrice Evra claimed that Luis Suarez called him a racist name on at least ten occasions.
Suarez denied the claim of racism although did acknowledge he called our defender a name.
“The FA will have to clear it up with him, because there is no proof at all that I have said anything racist,” he said. “There were two parts of the discussion, one in English, one in Spanish. I did not insult him, it was just a way of expressing myself.”
There has been speculation that the word Suarez used was “negro”, the Spanish for “black”, which he would argue is seen as an acceptable way to refer to someone in Uruguay.
Kenny Dalglish spoke out in defence of Suarez immediately and even claimed that if his player wasn’t found guilty, Evra should be punished for lying.
Today, the FA have charged Suarez with: using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards Evra contrary to FA rules. It is further alleged that this included a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race of Patrice Evra.
This doesn’t mean that Suarez has been found guilty, rather there is enough evidence to make the FA