Luis Suarez has been charged for racial allegations by the FA following the incident with Man United’s Patrice Evra.
The charge comes after a month long investigation into claims by the French international that Suarez had racially abused him. An FA statement said: “The FA has today charged Liverpool’s Luis Suarez following an incident that occurred during the Liverpool versus Manchester United fixture at Anfield on 15 October 2011. “It is alleged that Suarez used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards Manchester United’s Patrice Evra contrary to FA rules. “It is further alleged that this included a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race of Patrice Evra.”
Suarez has not been far from controversy throughout his career. He was found guilty of biting an opponent’s ear whilst he was playing for Ajax and was sent off during the 2010 World Cup when he denied a certain goal by handling the ball on the line. Uruguay went onto to defeat Ghana in that game to advance to the semi-finals.
Liverpool have responded to the charges and released the following statement “The club this afternoon received notification from the Football Association of their decision to charge Luis Suarez and will take time to properly review the documentation which has been sent to us. “We will discuss the matter fully with him when he returns from international duty, but he will plead not guilty to the charge and we expect him to request a personal hearing. “Luis remains determined to clear his name of the allegation made against him by Patrice Evra. “The club remain fully supportive of Luis in this matter.”
It is still unclear what his punishment could be.
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