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.