Liverpool are under mounting pressure to issue an apology for Luis Suarez’s conduct towards Patrice Evra as the racism row rumbles on, The
Suarez has been charged with racist abuse towards the Manchester United defender and will be hit with an eight game ban if Liverpool do not appeal. The Reds are planning to appeal the decision and have backed the Uruguayan wholeheartedly, even wearing t-shirts to show their support. Suarez has tried to maintain his innocence, but a report published by an independent regulatory commission has condemned the way the Liverpool striker acted.
Livepool have been silent about the report and have not made any statement so far regarding their intent over the content of the report. Suarez has been found to use the word ‘negro’ seven times in a two minute period during the 1-1 draw with United at Anfield on 15th October. Suarez’s explanation was also slightly embarrassing, as he said he would call Glen Johnson the same in training. Executive director of Football against Racism in Europe, Piara Power, led the calls for Liverpool to change their firm stance.
Power said: ‘Luis Suarez and Liverpool FC have the right to appeal. However, we would call on the club to think again about their public campaign to dispute the charges and contest the principles involved in the case. As a club with a good international standing, the vehemence of their campaign is unquestionably causing them reputational harm’.
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