An official statement read: 'The FA has today charged Liverpool's Luis Suarez following an incident that occurred during the Liverpool versus Manchester United fixture at Anfield on 15 October 2011.
'It is alleged that Suarez used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards Manchester United's Patrice Evra contrary to FA rules.
'It is further alleged that this included a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race of Patrice Evra.
'The FA will issue no further comment at this time.'
More to follow.
Race row: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been charged by the FA for allegedly racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra
. Flash point: Suarez and Evra clashed at Anfield last month
Having a word: Referee Andre Marriner (R) was forced to intervene after the pair came to blows on Merseyside
In the spotlight: Suarez has been away on international duty with Uruguay
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