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And John Terry is being investigated about remarks made to Anton Ferdinand.

And there is Sepp Blatter stating that "there is no problem with racism on the football field and any incidents should be settled with a handshake". Is he for real?

I sincerely hope the whole issue of racism stays in the dark ages where it belongs.


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Looking round the news pages today it is possible that Blatter has cooked his own goose(step).

Government ministers, PFA, players, ex-players etc, etc, all calling for him to go.

Mr. Blatter was unavailable to comment last night as he was guest of honour at the Hitler Youth Re-union Dinner and Dance.


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Surely it must state in the FIFA rule book somewhere that on no account can racial behaviour be tolerated and come with some form of punishment? What message does a statement like the one he's made send out?

So it's ok to call someone an offensive name because hey, it doesn't matter, they'll shake my hand after the game? 'http://www.dcfcfans.co.uk/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/angry' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':angry:' /> How bad is that?

Mind you, going by comments he's made in the past about women players and gay people, why should it be surprising he says this awful thing?

He needs kicking out - a man like this can't be in charge of world football, it's just wrong.

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An Independent Regulatory Commission has today [Tuesday 20 December 2011] found a charge of misconduct against Luis Suarez proven, and have issued a suspension for a period of eight matches as well as fining him £40,000, pending appeal.

On 16 November 2011, The Football Association charged Luis Suarez with misconduct contrary to FA Rule E3 in relation to the Liverpool FC versus Manchester United FC fixture on 15 October 2011.

A hearing took place from 14-20 December 2011 before an Independent Regulatory Commission of The FA to consider the charge.

The Independent Regulatory Commission announced its decision on 20 December 2011, which is as follows:

Mr Suarez used insulting words towards Mr Evra during the match contrary to FA Rule E3(1);

the insulting words used by Mr Suarez included a reference to Mr Evra's colour within the meaning of Rule E3(2);

Mr Suarez shall be warned as to his future conduct, be suspended for eight matches covering all first team competitive matches and fined the sum of £40,000;

the [penalty] is suspended pending the outcome of any appeal lodged by Mr Suarez against this decision.

The Independent Regulatory Commission will provide written reasons for its decision in due course setting out:

(a) the findings of fact made by it;

( 'http://www.dcfcfans.co.uk/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='B)' /> the reasons for its decision finding the charge proved; and

© the reasons for the penalty.

Mr Suarez has the right to appeal the decision of the Independent Regulatory Commission to an Appeal Board. An appeal must be lodged within 14 days of the date of the written reasons for the decision.

The penalty is suspended until after the outcome of any appeal, or the time for appealing expires, or should Mr Suarez decide not to appeal. The reason for this is to ensure that the penalty does not take effect before any appeal so that Mr Suarez has an effective right of appeal.


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Liverpool Football Club is very surprised and disappointed with the decision of the Football Association Commission to find Luis Suarez guilty of the charges against him.

We look forward to the publication of the Commission's Judgment. We will study the detailed reasons of the Commission once they become available, but reserve our right to appeal or take any other course of action we feel appropriate with regards to this situation.

We find it extraordinary that Luis can be found guilty on the word of Patrice Evra alone when no-one else on the field of play - including Evra's own Manchester United teammates and all the match officials - heard the alleged conversation between the two players in a crowded Kop goalmouth while a corner kick was about to be taken.

The Club takes extremely seriously the fight against all forms of discrimination and has a long and successful track record in work relating to anti-racist activity and social inclusion. We remain committed to this ideal and equality for all, irrespective of a person's background.

LFC considers racism in any form to be unacceptable - without compromise. It is our strong held belief, having gone over the facts of the case, that Luis Suarez did not commit any racist act. It is also our opinion that the accusation by this particular player was not credible - certainly no more credible than his prior unfounded accusations.

It is key to note that Patrice Evra himself in his written statement in this case said 'I don't think that Luis Suarez is racist'. The FA in their opening remarks accepted that Luis Suarez was not racist.

Luis himself is of a mixed race family background as his grandfather was black. He has been personally involved since the 2010 World Cup in a charitable project which uses sport to encourage solidarity amongst people of different backgrounds with the central theme that the colour of a person's skin does not matter; they can all play together as a team.

He has played with black players and mixed with their families whilst with the Uruguay national side and was Captain at Ajax Amsterdam of a team with a proud multi-cultural profile, many of whom became good friends.

It seems incredible to us that a player of mixed heritage should be accused and found guilty in the way he has based on the evidence presented. We do not recognise the way in which Luis Suarez has been characterised.

It appears to us that the FA were determined to bring charges against Luis Suarez, even before interviewing him at the beginning of November. Nothing we have heard in the course of the hearing has changed our view that Luis Suarez is innocent of the charges brought against him and we will provide Luis with whatever support he now needs to clear his name.

We would also like to know when the FA intend to charge Patrice Evra with making abusive remarks to an opponent after he admitted himself in his evidence to insulting Luis Suarez in Spanish in the most objectionable of terms. Luis, to his credit, actually told the FA he had not heard the insult.

Author: Liverpool FC


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Not if i shake their hand after though. Come on think about it YR. 'http://www.dcfcfans.co.uk/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':o' />

of course jw 'http://www.dcfcfans.co.uk/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> the shake of the hand is the ultimate deal and peace maker 'http://www.dcfcfans.co.uk/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />

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As he has been found guilty surely then this is a criminal offence? If i went up to someone of different colour skin in the street and racially abused them, i would probably end up in court facing jail.

Well John Terry is been looked at but that one is more clear cut. This was spoken in a different language and there are different meanings in different circumstances apparently for the word used, so looking logically this would be unlikely to meet the criteria to go to court.

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The FA will be more leninant on JT, he's English.

I don't think they dare on this one. Terry is in deep poo but I have limited sympathy he has got away with plenty in the past.

The one thing favourable compared with Suarez his was a one-off comment, Suarez was repeatedly at it.

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Still, to call someone a B**** C*** once doesn't make it better than saying it 4 or 5 times. If Terry's punishment is not as bad as suarez's then it will prove how much the FA lick England internationals' ar$e

No it doesn't in one sense but he could claim it was a one off brainstorm moment whereas Saurez can't really use that line of defence. I expect the FA to throw the book at Terry and his England career will be over when he is found guilty.

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