Luis Suarez, the shoulder biting South American goal machine has been charged by the FA (who now speak Spanish, it would seem) for racist remarks against Patrice Evra. Let me first state that racism is not only not acceptable in football but in any walk of life today. Society has come a long way since the days of racist, bigots and hooligans. So its use in the multicultural game that we love is just a joke.
Liverpool, one of the proudest clubs in England, should never condone such remarks by any of their players. But if I am honest, I’m a little confused at this moment.
A certain player, playing for a London club (cough John Terry) was seen on footage seemingly using an obscene racist remark. A complaint was also made against him by fans in the ground who heard the remark…but yet…the player is still awaiting charges.
So let’s get this straight: Evra claims Suarez racially abused him. This is the same Evra who lied about a Chelsea official racially abusing him as well, and therefore was fined by the FA and charged. Now, I am not saying Evra is lying. Not at all. If Suarez did in fact racially abuse him (in Spanish or Mongolian or any other language) it is unacceptable. And he must be punished.
My point is this – I remember watching the American Comedian Chris Rock once make a joke about 2Pac Shakur. He said “you’re telling me they can’t find the guy who shot 2Pac on the Las Vegas strip, with thousands of witness and CCTV, but they can find Sudam Hussein in a hole in the desert in Iraq?”
All of the evidence is against John Terry. Yet, the FA still are having an equiry as well as the police inquiry and interviewing every man and his dog in relation to it. By the time they are finished JT maybe retired!
I’m just stating the facts here….