Luis Suarez charged by FA for racial abuse

November 17th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Nov 17 (IANS) On a day when FIFA president Sepp Blatter said there was no racism in football, the Football Association (FA) charged Liverpool’s Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for hurling racial abuses against Manchester United’s left back Patrice Evra during a Premier League match.

Evra in a television interview to French channel Canal+, alleged that Suarez repeatedly hurled racist insults at him during the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford between between the two sides.

FA’s announcement came after a month long investigation into the incident.

“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,” the FA revealed on their website.

“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.”

It is reported that Suarez would be pleading not guilty to all charges. FA’s announcement comes weeks after an investigation was started on Chelsea skipper John Terry who allegedly racially abused Anton Ferdinand of QPR.

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