Liverpool Throw Suarez Under The Bus

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Yes, you read the title right. The News Desk has had to write some pretty daft stuff over the years but this one is right up there with the worst of ‘em. Despite the inconclusive and wholly dodgy “evidence” that has come to light along with the release of the full documentation on the matter by the FA, the club has decided not to appeal the 8 match ban handed down to Luis Suarez in his now closed racism row. The club and its supporters have whole heartedly thrown their support behind the embattled Uruguayan striker during this ordeal and in a statement on the clubs website he’s shown his gratitude for it while continuing to vehemently deny the charge levied against him. A strongly worded statement from the club has also been posted which once again pokes massive holes in the arguments used to convict their star player in what amounts to a one word against another battle royale. A raft of dissenting voices have echoed support for the striker and condemnation of the FA decision with Kenny Dalglish in particular being a vocal supporter of our boy. Although no player is bigger than the club, it now appears that the clubs image to a media which does whatever it can to stir controversy and a pedantic Football Association who’s disinterested in actual facts is more important than the character of an innocent man.

  • Egg

    It was ultimately a battle Liverpool could not win.  The Fa is Judge Jury and Executioner and they were never ever going to back down on this because they wanted to make a statement to FIFA.  Backing down would have lost them any credibility that they have.  This means that Liverpool would have had to go higher and that threatened to cloud the very valid anti racism campaign.  Make no mistake Luis Suarez has been royally stitched up by the FA but they have made sure that their backs are covered and given very little chance for us to appeal.

  • Dan

    I don’t understand why the club didn’t use the full 14 days to respond, which would mean Suarez could play until that point and we would have more chance of buying a replacement if that’s the plan (my choice- huntelar as is prolific, unrated, and played well with Suarez at Ajax)
    Also, does this mean that anyone can get anyone banned due to racism as you obviously don’t need evidence you just need to be the first to put a complaint in!!
    FA corrupt…. Is furgusion on the board?

  • Ed

      Sorry lads but I don’t think anyone outside of the club has any sympathy for Suarez and rightly so. He is a nasty piece of work and has been throughout his career. If you defend him you are defending racism.

  • Pablo

    Ed? As in Nob Ed?

  • 3PhDs

    By accepting the Suarez ban, Liverpool is condoning and accepting racism. After all, they employed Suarez. Suarez should leave because he cannot and should not play for a racist club.
     
    The reasons I say the above is below…
     
    NEGRO is not a racist word. The United States Census Bureau announced that “Negro” would be included on the 2010 United States Census alongside “Black” and “African-American” – does that mean the US government promotes and condones racism?
     
    The trouble here is the judgement has been made by 3 individuals who probably have never experienced a second of true racism in their lives. They are a joke and disgrace to the United Kingdom.
     
    THE FA OF ENGLAND IS THE RACIST PARTY HERE, NOT LUIS SUAREZ!

  • 3PhDs

    Negro is not a racist word, you fool!

  • Anonymous

    Liverpool haven’t thrown Suarez under the bus at all. They’ve simply chosen to move on and not waste any more time and money on this than they already have. There’s a near-zero chance of having the fine or ban reduced on appeal. Who do you think hears the appeal? It’s the FA, the same people who have created this mess.

    So by accepting the ban now, we get to burn some of the games on FA and league cup games and get it over with. Sometimes in the face of ignorance, you just have to hold your nose, keep your head high, and walk through the crap. Good choice by Liverpool and we will all start to move on.

  • Anonymous

    No way. In fact, your broad-brush condemnation of Suarez is more akin to racist behavior than anything else, because you are condemning him based on who you think he is, “a nasty piece of work”, rather than on the evidence…of which there is none. Evra and the FA have said explicitly that Suarez is not a racist, and you shouldn’t either.

  • although i agree with almost everything you’ve said, it still seems almost like a slap in the face to Suarez to release such a strongly worded response that stopped only inches short of filing an appeal on that very spot to dropping the matter all with another “we support Suarez and won’t apologize” statement then running off with our tail between our legs..

    an appeal to the FA would likely fail but one to the CAS where they don’t easily bow to media pressure could of in the very least showed the kind of support we could have shown to a player we (term used generally speaking of course) believe to be innocent…

  • because everyone is guilty before being proven innocent, yes?