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Why did Liverpool fans boo Manchester United’s Patrice Evra? -Photos

by | 28th, January 2012

DID the Liverpool fans boo Manchester United’s Patrice Evra because he was the victim of racism or because he waved the imaginary yellow card, going to the referee after the match to complain that Luis Suarez had repeatedly called him “negro“?

Or did the fans boo Evra for any one or a combination of other reasons, such as his being the United captain, French, black, a pillock, heterosexual, dressed in blue, cursed with bad hair, or just because it’s fun and football isn’t like the rest of life? You can call a man names and boo him because it’s part of the entertainment, a place where your prejudices are given full throat.

Over at QPR, the fans booed Chelsea captain John Terry, who is alleged to have racially abused Anton Ferdinand. Are the QPR fans more anti-racist that Liverpool’s? Or are they just enjoying themselves?

Does what happen on the pitch represent society? Or is football a case apart?


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Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring during the English FA Cup fourth round soccer match against Manchester United at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Saturday Jan. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Tim Hales)

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