Suarez: Evra claims all false

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has said the claims of racial abuse made against him by Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in 2011 were ‘all false’, the Guardian has reported.

Suarez was given an eight-game ban after the Football Association found the Uruguay international did abuse Evra, but Suarez, who denied the charge at the time, has told a radio station the France international’s allegations were untrue.

“Let me tell you, I’ve made only two mistakes in my career. My first was when I was playing for Ajax and I bit an opponent,” Suarez told Sport890AM. “My second was when I bit Branislav Ivanovic.

“The case with Evra was all false,” Suarez continued. “I was accused without proof. But that’s in the past. I was sad at that moment, but I’m happy today. I have grown up. I have thought more about things before doing them.

“Now people in England can’t talk about me because I’m not doing anything wrong. They have to talk about me only as a footballer.

“I said I’m sorry [after the Ivanovic bite] and that was all, end of story. I’ve nothing else to regret. All the other things were like a movie that people in England believed in.”

Suarez was banned for 10 games for biting Ivanovic in an incident at Anfield towards the end of last season.

He returned to the Liverpool set-up this season after completing his suspension and has gone on to score 23 goals in 24 games in all competitions.

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