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.”

English football’s governing body said in a statement: ”Referee

Andre Marriner was made aware of an allegation at the end of the

fixture and has subsequently reported this to The FA. The FA will

now begin making inquiries 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 after Liverpool

captain Steven Gerrard scored on a free kick.