Luis SuÃ¡rez upset by Patrice Evra’s accusations of racism
Luis SuÃ¡rez insists he "respects everybody" following claims of racism by the Manchester United defender
Liverpool forward Luis SuÃ¡rez says he has been left “upset” by Patrice Evra’s allegations that he racially abused the Manchester United left-back in Saturday’s north-west derby.
The Football Association confirmed on Saturday that they are investigating the alleged incident after Evra accused the Uruguayan of saying “a certain word to me at least 10 times”.
But SuÃ¡rez, who a Liverpool spokesman insisted had categorically denied the allegations in private after the game, responded to the claims via a post on his Facebook page.
“I’m upset by the acusations of racism,” he said. “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.”
Speaking after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Anfield, Evra said: “I was very upset. In 2011 you can’t say things like this. He knows what he said, the ref knows it, it will come out.
“I won’t repeat what he said, but it was a racist word, and he said it more than 10 times. He tried to wind me up. I won’t make a huge deal out of it, but it’s very upsetting and disappointing.”