Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra appeared to be having a ding-dong battle during Saturday’s match between Liverpool and Manchester United, with the Frenchman getting wound up to the point where referee Andre Marriner booked the defender for complaining too much.
However, it appears that Evra was angry about some racist taunting directed his way by Luis Suarez, with the United player claiming that the Uruguayan said one particular offensive word on at least ten occasions.
Suarez has responded by stating he is upset by the allegations, posting on his official Facebook page: “I’m upset by the acusations [sic] of racism. I can only say that I have always respected and respect everybody. We are all the same. I go to the field with the maximum illusion of a little child who enjoys what he does, not to create conflicts.”
Evra had previously said to Canal Plus: “There are cameras. You can see him saying a certain word to me at least 10 times. There is no place for that in 2011.”
A statement from the FA said: “Referee Andre Marriner was made aware of an allegation at the end of the fixture and subsequently reported this to the FA.
“The FA will now begin making enquiries into the matter.”