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Liverpool’s Luis Suarez gave us a moral education

ROD Liddle is a columnist paid to say controversial things to a deadline. This week, he uses his Sun column to defend Liverpool’s Luis Suarez in his row with Manchester United’s Patrice Evra. In a piece entitled: “I don’t like Suarez…but he’s the victim” Liddle calls Suarez a “gobby little cheat”. He then tells readers that Liverpool:

“…does not understand why…Evra himself has not been charged by the Football Association. By his own admission, he said something in Spanish to Suarez along the lines of “your sister’s vagina”. Or it could have been “Your sister IS a vagina. The records aren’t clear on this…”

Liddle reminds readers that Luis Suarez  does not have a sister.

Evra’s alleged verbal assault echoes that of Marco Materazzi, the Italian who provoked France’s Zinedine Zidane into headbutting him during the 2006 World Cup final. Materazzi made a sexual slur about Zidane’s sister. He wound up the other team’s best player. Italy won. As the Italian said:

“We both spoke and I wasn’t the first. I held his shirt but don’t you think it is a provocation to say that ‘if you want my shirt I will give it you afterwards’? I replied to Zidane that I would prefer his sister, that is true. I brought up his sister and that wasn’t a nice thing, that is true. Thankfully there are tens of footballers who could confirm that much worse things are said on the field.”

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Posted: 5th, January 2012 | In: Sports | Comments (8)