New York Times attack Liverpool over Suarez conduct
Published 13:56 12/02/12 By MirrorFootball
Liverpool owner John W Henry has come in for criticism in his home land following Luis Suarez's refusal to shake Patrice Evra's hand yesterday.
In an article headlined "Another Ugly Incident Mars Liverpool's Good Name", the New York Times said Fenway Sports Group need to act in order to 'repair the club's global image'.
The article said: "If the Fenway Sports Group is to be the responsible team owner in soccer that it has proved to be in baseball, it needs to get hold of Liverpool, its club in England's Premier League, and repair its global image fast.
"On Saturday, Liverpool lost at Manchester United, 2-1, allowing United to temporarily move into first place in the Premier League. There is no disgrace in such a loss; United, the defending English champion, is vying to keep that title this season, and it very rarely loses at home.
"But there was disgrace, witnessed by television viewers around the world, in the refusal of Liverpool's Luis Suarez to shake the hand of United's Patrice Evra before kick-off."
The article concluded by saying: "It is time for John Henry and Tom Werner, leaders of the Fenway Group that controls Liverpool, to state clearly the direction the team will take on this issue."