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Daily Mail buries Liverpool’s Luis Suarez in hypocrisy

by | 21st, December 2011

FOR a newspaper like the Daily Mail whose Steve Doughty said racism in football was no big deal, the decision to assassinate Liverpool’s Luis Suarez in print is weird. Suarez has been found guilty of using racist language towards the ears of Manchester United’s Patrice Evra. (See here .) Liverpool and Suarez deny any wrongdoing.

Chris Wheeler adapts the Mail’s failed editorial policy to castigate Suarez:

Considering Luis Suarez had just received a seven-match ban and been branded the ‘Cannibal of Ajax’ when he moved to Anfield in January, Liverpool should perhaps have realised their new £22.8million signing might land himself in hot water sooner or later.

Did Suarez try to eat Evra? And cannibalism is very much in vogue in the Netherlands?

As the 24-year-old digests his eight-match ban and £40,000 fine, let’s not forget he still has to face a separate FA charge for allegedly making a one-fingered gesture at Fulham fans.

Football fans are still reeling from the awfulness of getting back what they dish out. There is talk of therapy.

It would be fair to say that Suarez, who learned his trade on the streets of Montevideo after moving to the Uruguayan capital at the age of seven with his mother and six brothers, has not been a stranger to controversy.

It is a tabloid rule that all South American footballers learn footballers on the street, or beach if Brazilian. Chances are that two-time World Cup winners Uruguay have pitches with actual

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