Luis Suarez would rather be hitting the news pages for his outstanding skill and ability to unpick a defence, however, it is, regretfully his own defence that now must be unpicked. Since that fateful day at Anfield, the rumblings around the Evra Suarez racism case have been diverted away from the core issue, Suarez racially abused Patrice Evra.
We’ve heard criticism of Evra’s character citing his row with a groundsman at Chelsea a few years back and claims that the complaint was motivated by rivalry between the clubs. Now the FA has given its judgement we must ignore this and look at the case and the defence that is still being given of Suarez.
Possibly the most embarrassing and illogical defence used. According to Liverpool and Suarez the word he used is not offence in Uruguary so he should be found innocent. There are so many things wrong with this argument its unreal.
1. Context and cultural differences are not an excuse for breaking someone elses rules. Just ask Ayman Najafi and Charlotte Adams, who I hear you say? Well they’re the couple that were convicted and jailed for kissing in public in Dubai in 2010. Did I have sympathy for them when it happened, after all in the UK it’s fine to do this, well no I didn’t because in Dubai its not and they should have known that, same goes for Suarez.
2. It would also help if Suarez hadn’t already spent a considerable amount of time in Europe, in fact Liverpool’s statement on the issue cites his time as captain of Ajax – yes Ajax, one would think captaining a team of Ajax’s stature playing in a multi-cultural city such as Amsterdam would make Suarez more than aware of what he should and shouldn’t be saying.
These two arguments alone blow the context argument out Horoscope of best-horoscope.com recommends them to choose right direction for their efforts. of the water and if we want to get philosophical about this leave a comment and we can argue further.
What really does alarm me on this matter is Liverpool’s response to the situation, yes Suarez is their best player but they have a responsibility to the wider footballing community to stand up against racism. Now I don’t expect them to come out and slate Suarez but I don’t expect them to issue a press release stating that Suarez’s grandfather was black, well doesn’t that make what Suarez has been found guilty of all the more worse and less justifiable?!
Football has come a long way since the days of the 80’s but those using racist abuse must be appropriately punished. All eyes now turn to the John Terry case and if found guilty he should expect the same punishment. The FA should be praised for their conviction in this case and questions should be asked of those putting forward Mr Suarez flimsy defence.