5 footballers who were found guilty of racism
#2 Luis Suarez
In one of most infamous incidents in the Premier League, Liverpool’s Luis Suarez stunned Patrice Evra with his choice of vernacular.
At Anfield on October 15, 2011, during the Reds’ high-profile game against Manchester United, the Uruguayan was alleged to have used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour contrary to FA rules, something he was later charged for.
Embarrassingly, Liverpool players, with Kenny Dalglish’s full authority, wore t-shirts in support of their team-mate in the warm up for their next match. Suarez’s only defence was that the pair had spoken first in English and then in Spanish, and that he had only called Evra something that his own team-mates would.
Frankly, it fanned the flames of the situation further and only added to the school of thought that Suarez would try anything to ensure he had the advantage over his opponent. For all of his incredible centre-forward play, biting players or racially abusing them is beyond contempt.
Just recently, Evra has started a campaign using a Panda, to try and rid football of the problem of racism, a full five and a half years after his own experience.Published 06 Apr 2017, 17:19 IST