21 Dec '11, 12am

Liverpool's Luis Suárez gets 8-match ban, fine for racial abuse

LONDON - Luis Suárez has been banned for eight matches and fined £40,000 (S$81,432) for racially abusing Patrice Evra, prompting an extraordinary response from Liverpool accusing the Manchester United player of being "not credible" and alleging that the Football Association (FA) had deliberately set out to punish their player even before hearing the evidence. In a statement that also calls for the FA to press racism charges against Evra, Liverpool described themselves as "surprised and disappointed" with the "extraordinary" decision to find Suárez guilty of aiming racist abuse at the Senegal-born Frenchman during the 1-1 draw at Anfield on Oct 15. Their manager, Kenny Dalglish, tweeted: "Very disappointed with today's verdict. This is the time when @luis16suarez needs our full support. Let's not let him walk alone. KD" The club is considering an appeal, with the punishment...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Sports/EDC111221-0000094/Su%E1...

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