December 21st, 2011
Luis Suarez & John Terry: Say What?
Images: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images, caughtoffside.
Luis Suarez has been fined £40,000 and banned for eight matches after being found guilty of misconduct by an FA appointed commission. The charge relates to insulting words of a racist nature made by Suarez to Patrice Evra during Liverpool’s game vs. Manchester United this past October.
Liverpool are said to be ‘furious’ at the severity of the ban, claiming that Patrice Evra’s allegations and the player himself are ‘not credible’. They are currently considering an appeal. Suarez will be available to play for Liverpool until that decision has been made and any subsequent inquiry concluded.
In other news, it has just been announced that England and Chelsea captain John Terry will face charges for allegedly making racist comments to Anton Ferdinand (left) last October. The Crown Prosecution Service advised that JT should be prosecuted for a ‘racially aggravated public order offence‘ and will appear in court on 1st February. We’ll update you with any further info as we get it.
Initial thoughts, Kickettes? And keep it nice, please. We don’t want to be issuing any suspensions ourselves.