Following the news that Luis Suarez and Liverpool would not appeal the eight-game suspension handed down to him for the racist abuse of Patrice Evra, Liverpool FC issued a statement on the matter. They begin by asserting that they disagree with the findings of the FA and that they believe that the case sets a dangerous precedent. They then reiterate their position that Luis Suarez is not a racist before moving on to conclude that they must let the case go away so that the club and the whole of English football can keep up the fight against racism in the sport.
Here is an excerpt from that statement:
It is our strongly held conviction that the Football Association and the panel it selected constructed a highly subjective case against Luis Suarez based on an accusation that was ultimately unsubstantiated.
The FA and the panel chose to consistently and methodically accept and embrace arguments leading to a set of conclusions that found Mr. Suarez to "probably" be guilty while in the same manner deciding to completely dismiss the testimony that countered their overall suppositions.