Ex-Manchester United star Patrice Evra reveals how Liverpool recently apologised for the racial abuse against him nine years ago

Ex-Manchester United star Patrice Evra reveals how Liverpool recently apologised for the racial abuse against him nine years ago

Former Manchester United star Patrice Evra has revealed how Liverpool has recently apologised to him for an incident where he was racially abused by ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

The incident happened in 2011 when both Evra and Suarez were still players for Manchester United and Liverpool respectively.

Suarez was banned for eight games and fined for racially abusing the France international.

“In the end, he admitted it and he was banned for eight games, and he had a massive fine.

I remember after that, Liverpool played a game and they all wore the T-shirts saying ‘support Suarez’.

He had been banned for racist abuse, had been fined and they support him that way. I was confused and upset,” Evra told the official Manchester United podcast.

“But, when I did the punditry on Sky and Jamie Carragher apologised after eight years, I was so surprised. He said they made a big mistake that day and he apologised.

It touched me and now I will respect Liverpool as a football club because, when this happened, I was really disappointed with the club.

“I received an email from the chairman of Liverpool apologising for what happened nine years ago. He said I was welcome to come to Liverpool if I need anything.

It really touched me because it’s better late than never, but I was surprised that Liverpool supported that kind of attitude.”
Evra later joined Juventus and Suarez joined Barcelona after their spell in the Premier League. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook
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