Suarez reopens racism row
Luis Suarez has condemned Manchester United's 'politicial pwer' in the English game
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez believes the eight-game ban he received last season was down to Manchester United's "political power".
The 25-year-old Uruguay forward was handed the suspension and a £40,000 fine in December after being found guilty of racially abusing United defender Patrice Evra in a Barclays Premier League match.
"People at Liverpool are sure that it was a way that Manchester United used to put me out of the team and stop Liverpool. In England, Manchester United's political power is strong and you must respect that and shut your mouth," he told Uruguayan television show RR.Gol.
The controversy was re-ignited in February when Suarez seemingly refused Evra's handshake as the teams conducted their traditional pre-match greeting.
Suarez claims his actions were misunderstood. He said: "In England, it was shown 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.
"Previously, I had promised my wife, the manager and the directors that I was going to shake hands with Evra. There was a chance for the teams not to shake hands like in a game between QPR and Chelsea [following the Anton Ferdinand-John Terry racism row], but I told them I was to shake hands with him.
"'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."
Speaking at length about the subject for the first time, Suarez reflected on a difficult period in his career.
"The trial [disciplinary hearing] was so complicated for me," he said. "I had to go to Manchester in a taxi for the trial. I got up at seven in the morning and I came home at nine at night.
"I was exhausted, I was so tired. I wanted to cry, and kick all the things around me. I came home and I wanted to do all that, but I couldn't because my daughter was at home. There were really complicated days, and then things became harder after the punishment."
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what he said was more conclusive every one seen it.
we will see if the fa are fair?
Suerez was deemed racist by the FA from video evidence and statement from Evera. Terry found not guilty in a court of law. However, the video evidence is plain to see. Ferdinand will bottle with the FA like he did it court.
Terry should be found guilty if the FA conduct the investigation exactly like Suarez's. It's also not the first time Terry has been caught on camera 'allegedly' using racist comments (You Tube).
Let us not forget that Suarez 'allegedly' only used a word that Evera is called by his own team mates, this got lost in all the mud slinging.
The handshake was handbags 50/50.
Ok can anyone either Liverpool or Man United fan admit that had it gone to court the case would have been thrown out due to lack of evidence?
I mean there wasn't even any video evidence unlike the Terry case.....It was basically one man's word against another and how many of you would have like to be found guilty on that?
Getting up at 7am and not getting home til 9pm!
Welcome to the real world!
Try working for a living.
I'm a Liverpool fan and for the life of me cannot see why he is bringing this back up now
New season coming up - you've done your time now just leave it and get on with it - I know it still seems a bit his word against his but if he said it then the ban was correct - There was no need for it
I do think John Terry still has questions to answer under the FA regulations though - If he was seen saying it on camera then the FA do need to act despite the court ruling in law because of the suarez case
Of corse this brings out what we all know. Man U fans as well.
Still nothing said regards the dispicable taunts of Evra eh. Saurez is a man, and mans up to the way and what is -till now - part and partial to the game.
Again this only highlights the difference between a genuine man, and a cheat striving and twisting with a big chip on his shoulder that uses a 'Race card' for own interests.