Suarez charged with racially abusing Evra

16 November 2011 06:16

Liverpool's Uruguayan international striker Luis Suarez was on Wednesday charged by the Football Association with racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.

The FA's announcement comes after they conducted a month long investigation into the claims that Suarez had racially abused Evra during the Premier League match on October 15 which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Suarez categorically denied the allegations while United have stated they are fully behind French international Evra.

Evra alleged Suarez repeatedly hurled racist insults at him during the match.

The FA evidently believed that the Uruguayan star had a case to answer as they revealed in their statement.

"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 are still to announce their decision on whether England captain John Terry should also face charges of racially abusing QPR central defender Anton Ferdinand.

Source: AFP