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Liverpool’s Luis Suarez is Manchester United fan who just needs to apologise

by | 4th, January 2012

HERE’S a thought for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez: why not just say sorry? Why not just sorry to Manchester United’s Patrice Evra for racially abusing him?

Back in November 2011, Luis Suarez told media

“Now we have to wait to see this issue decided and then the Manchester player and I will have to clear things up. Depending on who ends up in the wrong, one of us will have to apologise.”

But which one, Luis, who says:

“I will carry out the suspension with the resignation of someone who hasn’t done anything wrong and who feels extremely upset by the events. I do feel sorry for the fans and for my team mates whom I will not be able to help during the next month. It will be a very difficult time for me.”

Maybe something has been lost in the translation but Luis Suarez sounds like a man full of self-pity rather then one about to “clear things up”.

Does he not know that the FA saved his career ? Had they not said, This case is not about whether Mr Suarez is in fact a racist. Indeed, the commission will no doubt conclude that there are some indications that he is not ”, he’d be dead in the water. If what he say what an error based in cultural nuance, then say sorry . The lack of contrition the lack of understanding that calling a black man a negro seven times in the space of a few minutes might cause offence is lamentable.

Suarez has not bene helped by the local press and Liverpool, who have behaved pathetically. Why was Suarez banned for eight matches? Says Kenny Dalglish, the Liverpool manager:

“Maybe wrong place, wrong time. It could have been anybody.”

The wrong place being, presumably, not Suarez’s native Uruguay where what the English call racial abuse is accepted . “Negro” is not racist, says Saurez. Dalglish agrees, offering after defeat to Manchester City:

Reporter : “Kenny, the wider world is pretty shocked that, if a player can call someone ‘negro’ and the player who is the victim in this takes offence, that there is no apology or contrition offered from your club.”

Dalglish : “I would have thought that, if you pronounced the word properly, you maybe understand it better. I think it was Spanish he was speaking and I don’t think you were speaking Spanish there.”

Reporter : “OK, if a player calls someone

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