Jamie Carragher apologised to former Manchester United star Patrice Evra on Monday Night Football for Liverpool’s decision to wear t-shirts supporting Luis Suarez after the striker racially abused the French left-back.
Now Rio Ferdinand has urged Liverpool as a club to apologise to his former teammate.
Speaking on Tuesday night via BT Sport, the United legend responded to Carragher’s admission.
Evra stated that the decision from the Liverpool players was “ridiculous” as it did anything but help football’s fight against racism.
The United legend isn’t alone as he couldn’t believe that Suarez was being defended AFTER being handed a ban for the vile slurs he used during a match between the two clubs.
Ferdinand added that Liverpool “let themselves down” with their response to the incident, missing out on a good opportunity to put a stamp down as world football attempts to tackle racism as a whole.
“Testament to Jamie Carragher for apologising, eight years after the incident,” Ferdinand said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.
“But I think it is bigger than Jamie Carragher. It is the club.
“Liverpool let themselves down that day by wearing t-shirts in support of someone who had been accused of racist language.
“Eight years on and still the apology hasn’t come from Liverpool. It is not a t-shirt that is going to change it, it is education.”
Watch the clip below from BT Sport:
“Testament to Jamie Carragher for apologising eight years after the incident.”
“Liverpool let themselves down that day wearing the t-shirts”@rioferdy5, @GaryLineker, Owen Hargreaves and Joe Hart discuss racism in football, with Rio drawing example from Suarez and Evra in 2011. pic.twitter.com/lkMkrJPv8z
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 22, 2019