By Alan Duffy
Coming just after Sepp Blatter’s ridiculous remarks concerning racism in football, the FA have finally decided to act on Luis Suarez’ alleged verbal abuse of Patrice Evra during the Liverpool vs Manchester United at Anfield on October 15th.
The FA statement reads as follows:
“The FA has today charged Liverpool’s Luis Suarez following an incident that occurred during the Liverpool versus Manchester United fixture at Anfield on 15 October 2011.
“It is alleged that Suarez used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards Manchester United’s Patrice Evra contrary to FA rules.
“It is further alleged that this included a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race of Patrice Evra. The FA will issue no further comment at this time.”
Presumably, if Suarez just offers to shake Evra’s hand then we can just forget all about the whole sorry affair?