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.