Luis Suarez of Liverpool tussles for posesssion with Patrice Evra of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
According to reports, Luis Suarez is being investigated by the FA for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra during the Liverpool-United clash at Anfield on Saturday.
As if the world needed another reason to despise Luis Suarez. According to reports, the Liverpool striker is being investigated following his team's 1-1 draw with defending champions Manchester United after (black) United left back Patrice Evra complained of racist abuse from the Uruguay star. After the match, Evra told French television that a 'certain word' was thrown his direction by Suarez at least ten times, and complaints were made to match referee Andre Marriner, who duly sent them on to the FA.
At statement released by English football's governing body confirmed that they're investigating 'an allegation' following the match:
The Football Association has this evening been made aware of an incident that is alleged to have occurred during the Liverpool versus Manchester United fixture at Anfield today.
Referee Andre Marriner was made aware of an allegation at the end of the fixture and has subsequently reported this to The FA.The FA will now begin making enquiries into the matter.
If the allegations are true, one would hope Suarez is presented with a hefty ban. English football, by and large, has done an excellent job kicking racism out of the game, and they'll need to set a strong example if Suarez is indeed guilty of hurling racist slurs against Evra.