Patrice Evra is naturally rather unhappy after claiming that he was subject to racist abuse courtesy of Luis Suarez during Manchester United's recent 1-1 draw with Suarez's Liverpool at Anfield. The defender, who complained to referee Andre Marriner about the incident, described the incident to French TV station Canal Plus:
There are cameras, you can see [Suarez]. He says a certain word to me at least 10 times.
I was very upset. In 2011 you can't say things like this. He knows what he said, the ref knows it, it will come out. I won't repeat what he said, but it was a racist word, and he said it more than 10 times. He tried to wind me up. I won't make a huge deal out of it, but it's very upsetting and disappointing.
You're not going to make a huge deal out of it, eh Patrice? Too little too late - although if Suarez was actually engaging in blatant racism during Saturday's match, it probably is worthy of a big deal. As Evra says, we're supposed to be living in a modern world now and there's simply no room in that world for racist abuse. Suarez is now under investigation by the FA after Marriner made note of Evra's protest in his report.