Patrice Evra is upset after apparently being racially taunted, while Luis Suarez is upset after being accused of issuing such chants. It is an unsavoury mess that has been created, with little evidence to support either player’s side of the argument.
It is hard to see how the FA are going to sort this one out although Gordon Taylor of the PFA would be happy to mediate between the two parties and states that the situation must be dealt with as quickly as possible.
He said: “It’s something we’ve done in the past and it’s something I hope we’ll be asked to do in the future.
“We need to try to cool down and reflect on what happened and to contact the FA and see what form their inquiry will take.
“It’s good to get this put behind us as quickly as possible instead of letting these things fester and become blown up again.”
He added: “It’s very disappointing to have two of our players from different countries at odds over a very serious issue.
“Only by having a full inquiry on such matters can we get to the bottom of it and try to make sure that such problems don’t arise again in the future.”