Photo: Luis Suárez
Today, the English Football Association ruled in favor of French player Patrice Evra, the Manchester United defender that alleges Suárez used the “N” word about a dozen times during a match.
Suárez has been banned eight matches and fined $63,000.
“Today is a very difficult and painful day for me and my family, said Suárez on Twitter.
“I’m upset by the accusations of racism. I can only say that I have always respected and respect everybody. We are all the same. I go to the field with the maximum illusion of a little child who enjoys what he does, not to create conflicts,”
The Uruguayan player has 14 days to file an appeal. The Liverpool team is convinced their player is not a racist and have already responded angrily to the news.
“We find it extraordinary that Luis can be found guilty on the word of Patrice Evra alone when no-one else on the field of play - including Evra’s own Manchester United teammates and all the match officials - heard the alleged conversation between the two players in a crowded Kop goalmouth while a corner kick was about to be taken,” team officials said in an official Liverpool statement.