Luis Suarez admitted to calling Patrice Evra a “negro” during an argument in last season’s game between Manchester United and Liverpool at Anfield. After kicking Evra in the knee, pinching him, and smacking him round the back of the head, Suarez wanted the FA to believe that he was calling Evra a “negro” in a friendly way, like he would call his black friends back in Uruguay. Obviously the FA didn’t believe his nonsense, given there was nothing at all friendly about any of the exchanges between Evra and Suarez that day, and he was banned for eight games

Speaking to Uruguayan TV about the race row, he blamed the FA’s decision to ban him on United controlling the politics of sport.

“Manchester United command the politics of sports in England. You have to accept, there’s no option.”