Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has labelled the behaviour shown by Luis Suarez at Old Trafford on Saturday as ‘unacceptable’, liverpoolfc.tv
Tensions were high between Manchester United and Liverpool ahead of Suarez’s return from an eight match suspension for racially abusing United defender Patrice Evra. The Uruguayan refused to shake Evra’s hand in the pre-match line-up and Evra reacted angrily, as well as Rio Ferdinand refusing to shake Suarez’s hand.
Ayre has now revealed that Suarez misled the club after telling Liverpool he would shake the hand of the French international. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson called for Liverpool to sack Suarez after the incident, but the Reds have shown no signs of taking such severe action. Ayre is disappointed with Suarez and stated that the player had let the club down.
‘We are extremely disappointed Luis Suarez did not shake hands with Patrice Evra before yesterday’s game. The player had told us beforehand that he would, but then chose not to do so. He was wrong to mislead us and wrong not to offer his hand to Patrice Evra. He has not only let himself down, but also Kenny Dalglish, his teammates and the club’, Ayre’s statement on the club website read.
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