Dalglish: Racism not prevalent

28 October 2011 12:47

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish does not believe English football has a racism problem - and has spoken of his hopes for a speedy conclusion to the dispute between Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra.

The Football Association are investigating a complaint, denied by Suarez, that Manchester United defender Evra was racially abused by the Uruguayan during the Barclays Premier League game at Anfield earlier this month.

England captain John Terry has categorically denied racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand in Sunday's Premier League match at Loftus Road, an incident which has been referred to the FA. But Dalglish said: "I don't think it is prevalent in the game here, and it certainly isn't at this football club."

He added: "For me, I don't see racism as far as this football club is concerned, apparent in any way, shape or form.

"We have got a case going on ourselves which seems to be dragging its feet.

"We would rather have it done and dusted, out in the open and whoever is the guilty party, whether it's the person who said it or the accuser, get their due punishment.

"We look forward to the case coming to a conclusion."

Source: PA