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FA Is Wrong With Decision On Liverpool’s Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez
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The FA announced moments ago that they have banned Luis Suarez eight matches and 40,000 pounds for his alleged racial slurs to Patrice Evra of Manchester United in a match on October 15th.

Not a single other person on the pitch or in the stands saw or heard anything to back up Evra’s claims and the FA still found Suarez guilty.

It is strange that someone who is from a diverse background could be a racist? Suarez’s grandfather was black.

Evra himself in his written statement to the FA said “I don’t think that Luis Suarez is racist”.  The FA in their opening remarks accepted that Luis Suarez was not racist. So how can the FA levy such a heavy fine or find him guilty?

Liverpool FC have vowed their total support of Suarez and will appeal the sanctions. The appeal process could take up to two weeks.

One can only hope that the appeal process by the FA is better than the investigation process.

In the coming weeks another player in the English Premier League will go before the FA, Chelsea FC captain John Terry. Just weeks after Suarez was accused of racism, Terry was accused of being a racist and making racial remarks by Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand.

The FA is still investigating these claims, have evidence and are in cooperation with the London police.

So tell me, if there was no evidence that proved that Suarez used racial slurs, some 10 times during the match as Evra claims and he was given an 8 match ban and a 40,000 pound fine, What will John Terry get for racial accusations with evidence and a police investigation?

Your guess is as good as anyone’s.

 

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