FA probes Evra’s claims of racist abuse by Suarez
The English Football Association has launched an investigation
into allegations from Manchester United’s Patrice Evra that he was
racially abused by Liverpool striker Luis Suarez during Saturday’s
Premier League match.
Evra, a black French defender, was quoted as telling French TV
station Canal Plus: ”There are cameras, you can see him (Suarez)
say a certain word to me at least 10 times.”
The FA confirmed it was investigating a claim of racism by
”Referee Andre Marriner was made aware of an allegation at the
end of the fixture and has subsequently reported this to The FA,”
English football’s governing body said. ”The FA will now begin
making enquiries into the matter.”
Liverpool told The Associated Press: ”The player categorically
denies the allegations.”
United did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Javier Hernandez salvaged a 1-1 draw for United by canceling out
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s free kick.