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Don’t believe everything you read – Evra never played the race card before

Unless you were asleep under a rock over the weekend, you would have come across the news that Patrice Evra had accused Liverpool striker Luis Suarez of making racist remarks towards him, at least 10 times during the match Saturday.

When the allegations were made to the FA Saturday night, people immediately signed into Twitter and abused the service with lies and childishness. Some United fans went as far as calling Suarez a racist and a number of Liverpool fans, including a journalist from Liverpoolfc.tv, tweeted a few lies about Evra. However, these lies weren’t made up on the spur of the moment. They came from a poor level of research and journalism.

A certain journalist that works for Liverpool’s official website can be quoted saying: “Patrice Evra has accused racism of three players before today. All three have been cleared.” This sparked a vicious debate between both sets of fans. Not only because it was complete rubbish, but a number of foolish Liverpool fans read it as the gospel and believed him.

The first incident was a heated exchange between Patrice Evra and Chelsea’s groundsmen, which occurred when our players were interrupted while doing their warm-down at Stamford Bridge. Mike Phelan and Richard Hartis claimed Chelsea’s groundsmen abused Evra, not the man himself. As a result, our left-back and Chelsea groundsman Sam Bethell were charged by the Football Association.

The second incident happened in 2006 and involved Steve Finnan, who played for Liverpool at the time. The police investigated the situation when a section of deaf supporters managed to lip-read the full-back. They accused Finnan of making a racist remark towards Evra. As a result, Greater Manchester Police informed Liverpool they would not be taking any action against Finnan following the allegations.

The third incident… There was none. This guy clearly doesn’t know what he is talking about. For example, he said Phil Jones was the biggest myth in the Premier League. It’s ok, at times, to be biased towards your beloved club but that’s just a jealous comment to make.

Where do I stand on the Suarez discussion? He’s innocent until proven guilty. And that doesn’t give Liverpool fans the right to call Evra a liar. Lets sit back and wait for the FA’s response before jumping in head first.

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20 responses to “Don’t believe everything you read – Evra never played the race card before”

  1. Nathan says:

    Exactly if Suarez has made racist comments then it is up to the FA to put a stop to it. Also why would Evra make up something like that and i do believe this is not the first time Suarez has been accused of making racist comments towards another player.

  2. Nathan says:

    Exactly if Suarez has made racist comments then it is up to the FA to put a stop to it. Also why would Evra make up something like that and i do believe this is not the first time Suarez has been accused of making racist comments towards another player.

  3. Legend says:

    I hate suarez wit a passion especialy after what he did at the world cup

  4. Legend says:

    I hate suarez wit a passion especialy after what he did at the world cup

  5. Jordan says:

    Just how exactly FA’s going to prove that Suarez made racist comment against Patrice? Cameras? Witnesses? What? This matter is goin nowhere.

  6. Jordan says:

    Just how exactly FA’s going to prove that Suarez made racist comment against Patrice? Cameras? Witnesses? What? This matter is goin nowhere.

  7. Simon Sillingi says:

    If it’s actually true Suarez did that! Then he should get ready 2 carry his own cross. Evra is a grown up and not a kid to make a false allegation. FA should investiget and stop racism.

  8. Simon Sillingi says:

    If it’s actually true Suarez did that! Then he should get ready 2 carry his own cross. Evra is a grown up and not a kid to make a false allegation. FA should investiget and stop racism.

  9. Ogunsola Oluwatosin says:

    I dont see any reason for Evra to tell lie of such gravity against Suares. Liverpool is not the first team Evra will be playing this season and Suares is not the first player so I sense an atom of truth in the allegation but let’s leave it for the FA to decide.

  10. Ogunsola Oluwatosin says:

    I dont see any reason for Evra to tell lie of such gravity against Suares. Liverpool is not the first team Evra will be playing this season and Suares is not the first player so I sense an atom of truth in the allegation but let’s leave it for the FA to decide.

  11. Nathaniel oluchi says:

    I strongly believe there’s truth in what patrice Evra said about suarez

  12. Nathaniel oluchi says:

    I strongly believe there’s truth in what patrice Evra said about suarez

  13. Nathaniel oluchi says:

    Is it a crime for a black to be in europe? Why must the everyday topic be RACISM? Maybe the FA is enjoying it else they would have don something to stop it. Talking about Evra and Suarez, why would Evra acuse suarez wrongly? I don’t think he’s that childish. Suarez may be a very good player but i don’t think his got a responsible character to show for it. The FA should do something fast about this.

  14. Nathaniel oluchi says:

    Is it a crime for a black to be in europe? Why must the everyday topic be RACISM? Maybe the FA is enjoying it else they would have don something to stop it. Talking about Evra and Suarez, why would Evra acuse suarez wrongly? I don’t think he’s that childish. Suarez may be a very good player but i don’t think his got a responsible character to show for it. The FA should do something fast about this.

  15. zach says:

    evra is an excellent player.he has gone through many hurdles playing against teams which are evn greater than liverpool,lethal strikers than suarez and still getting better than so many left backs. i got you covered,patrice

  16. zach says:

    evra is an excellent player.he has gone through many hurdles playing against teams which are evn greater than liverpool,lethal strikers than suarez and still getting better than so many left backs. i got you covered,patrice

  17. Johnno says:

    The Ref. was never informed during the match only after Evra had spoken to Fergie. Does not reflect well on Man U. or Evra. While attacking Suarez for the WC don’t forget Evra was the one sent home by his country, not Suarez.

  18. Johnno says:

    The Ref. was never informed during the match only after Evra had spoken to Fergie. Does not reflect well on Man U. or Evra. While attacking Suarez for the WC don’t forget Evra was the one sent home by his country, not Suarez.

  19. Scot says:

    The English league is crap anyway. As is the FA. As is English newspapers who compete for controversy so they can sell papers talking about a crap league. Evra is a cry baby, child actor who should go and play in France where he is from. Did Suarez insult you in English, French, Spanish his native tongue, or in some jungle language? The only reason you look good in England is that English players are crap, as is the FA, as is the league.

  20. Scot says:

    The English league is crap anyway. As is the FA. As is English newspapers who compete for controversy so they can sell papers talking about a crap league. Evra is a cry baby, child actor who should go and play in France where he is from. Did Suarez insult you in English, French, Spanish his native tongue, or in some jungle language? The only reason you look good in England is that English players are crap, as is the FA, as is the league.