Wailing Suarez turns conspiracy theorist in reopening Evra race row

Luis Suarez has reopened the Patrice Evra race row controversy by claiming his eight-game ban was a result of Manchester United’s “political power”.

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Luis Suarez has reopened the Patrice Evra race row controversy by claiming his eight-game ban was a result of Manchester United’s “political power”. He also claims the refused handshake incident was also a Utd-inspired conspiracy, and says he “cried a lot” over his ‘ordeal’.

Patrice-Evra-Luis-SuarezSpeaking just days after John Terry’s acquittal last week of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, and directly defying orders from Liverpool to keep quiet on the issue, he told Uruguayan TV:

“It was so hard what happened to me. I don’t show my emotions on the field, but outside I do – and I cried a lot with all the Evra stuff.

“The trial (disciplinary hearing) week was so complicated for me. My wife and I cried a lot during that week.

“People at the club are sure that it was a way that Manchester United used to put me out of the team and stop Liverpool.

“But in England, Man United has this political power, and you have to respect that and shut your mouth.”

Adding of the handshake snub:

It was a misunderstanding, what happened between me and Evra at Old Trafford when we were to shake hands. 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.

 


See also:

Liverpool fans backing Luis Suarez – when tribalism trumps reason 5 Jan 2012

He sees no corruption, hears no racism and speaks no sense: It’s time to kick Blatter out 17 Nov 2011

Action must be taken whenever racism rears its ugly head – including in sport 12 Nov 2011

Has racism returned to football? 25 Oct 2011

All eyes on Barcelona as racism rears its ugly head again 3 May 2011


 

Suarez, as mentioned, is back in South America preparing for the Olympics, so he may have missed Monday’s BBC Documentary “Is Football Racist?”, which featured an interview with Stan Collymore on the fallout from the Evra race row, in particular Liverpool and Kenny Dalglish’s bone-headed belligerence – an interview the Uruguayan and his apologists would do well to watch before next pontificating on the subject.

Watch it:

As Times football editor Tony Evans wrote (£) last year of the blind loyalty of the Suarezites:

“Luis Suárez, Liverpool Football Club and legions of their fans seem bewildered that the word negrito directed at a black man in the course of an argument would lead the individual concerned to assume that he had been racially abused…

“So this unedifying spat continues with Liverpool supporters – almost to a man – behind Suárez.

“It is embarrassing. Is it not possible for Liverpool fans to have some empathy with Evra? To see that he felt racially abused? Seemingly not in the pathetically tribal world of football, where basic decencies are thrown out the window and the “my club right or wrong” ethic prevails.”

The more he whines about himself, the more he cries that he’s the victim (in this week of all weeks), the more Suarez emboldens the terrace bigots and Twitter racists – the more he damages the already-battered reputation of Liverpool Football Club.

 


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15 Responses to “Wailing Suarez turns conspiracy theorist in reopening Evra race row”

  1. Shamik Das

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  2. 45 Apples

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  5. Jack Storry

    @ShamikDas spot on Suarez racism case – http://t.co/SCT55eU9

  6. Rob McDonald

    I have several problems with this, but taking Tony Evans quote entirely out context irks me most: http://t.co/GFHRk0WD

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  8. Political Planet

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  9. Tony Gee

    @chrisprodromou RT @leftfootfwd Wailing #Suarez turns conspiracy theorist Evra race row: http://t.co/ZURkpNgD << about time stopped whining

  10. leftlinks

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  11. Joe Halewood HSM

    Pity Tony Evans didnt read the judgment in the Suarez ‘trail’ isnt it? Suarez used the word Negrita and not Negrito – something he would have actually seen if he had actually read the judgment.

    As a Liverpool fan myself I admit that what Suarez said was racist. I said so at the time too.

    Yet what bemuses me and every other person I have spoken with is that Terry uttered racist terms too. How strange that cameras can pick up Suarez saying Negrita – an unusual Uruguayan dialect of Spanish – yet cant pick up and determine that Terry said “fucking black cunt” in English?

    Of course just to mention that is likely to be called conspiracy theory!!

    Suarez was ‘tried’ and convicted on the basis of probability (ie 51%) in whatever you care to call his less than judicial inquiry. Terry needed to be convicted on the basis of beyond reasonable doubt or about 90%. Two very different processes.

    Terry admits calling a black player ‘black’ – the definition of Negrita for which Suarez was banned and fined 16 times what Terry could have received as a maximum penalty, and Suarez was ‘tried’ immediately.

    Terry was cleared of the legal definition of racist abuse and not of uttering a racist term as Suarez was, and Terry admitted saying the same racist word.

    By all means have a cheap jibe at Liverpool fans – and try to paint them all black – Yes thats an unacceptable racist term and exactly what the article above is – an attempt to use half stories and half-truths to label individuals such as Suarez and all Liverpool fans as all being blinkered.

    Shame a litt bit of research would have revealed how many times Evra has made (unfounded) complaints over racism before, or read the 40+ page Suarez judgment in which Evra racially abused Suarez and started the confrontation (yes read the judgement!) or even saw Youtube footage of Evra whilst playing for Monaco and calling Frank Lampard a “Nigger.”

    Suarez did utter a racist term and repeatedly and got punished. Evra issued racisst insults and was not even investigated (again read the judgment) The Terry case was very different but still involved racist language used by Terry. The real story here is what the FA will do about it – their initials give you the answer!

  12. MB

    Evra didn’t utter any racist remarks.

    Evra has made one, yes one (The Saurez case) complaint of racism.

    Typical tribal Liverpool fan, you are the problem not the solution.

  13. Shamik Das

    Frm earlier >>> Wailing Suarez turns conspiracy theorist in reopening Evra race row: http://t.co/71O3wCos by @ShamikDas

  14. Mike S

    A really hysterical and one-sided look at this case which reads like it could have been posted on Republick of Mancunia. A bit disappointing for this usually excellent site

  15. wg

    The lawyers must be raking it in.

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