In October 2011, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez (left) was accused of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra (right).
“Luis remains determinedto clear his name of theallegation made againsthim by Patrice Evra. Theclub remains fullysupportive of Luis.” -Liverpool FC“…a way of expressingmyself. I called himsomething his teammatesat Manchester call him,and even they weresurprised by hisreaction.” -Luis Suarez
Suspended 8 matches $62,000 fine“Today is a very difficult and painful day for both me and my family. Thanks for all the support, I’ll keep working.” -@luis16suarez
“Very disappointedwith today’sverdict. This is thetime when Suarezneeds our fullsupport. Let’s notlet him walkalone.” -Kenny Dalglish
“(The incident) represents a majorembarrassment for the FA and the PremierLeague that one of their high profile players ischarged with racism” -Daniel Taylor, The Gaurdian“For a club of such standing, of such dignifiedhistory, to have their star player condemned forsuch a serious offence by the FA after they haddefended him so vehemently strikes at the heartof their very credibility.” -David Maddock, The Daily Mirror“Liverpool must now tread carefully. Thecontinuing unequivocal support for Suarezcomes without any apparent acceptance that hedid not need to become involved with Evra.” -Paul Joyce, Daily Express
“Kick It Out” Campaign • Founded in 1997 • F.A.R.E.- Football Against Racism in Europe