Evra: Suarez racially abused me
Published 23:10 15/10/11 By Simon Mullock
Patrice Evra last night accused Liverpool striker Luis Suarez of racially abusing him.
The FA have confirmed they have launched an investigation into the Manchester United star’s allegations.
Evra claims that Suarez called him a racially offensive name “at least 10 times” during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield.
An FA spokesman said: “The FA have been made aware of an incident that is alleged to have occurred during the Liverpool versus Manchester United fixture at Anfield.
“Referee Andre Marriner was made aware of an allegation at the end of the fixture and has subsequently reported this to the FA.
“The FA will now begin making enquiries into the matter.”
In an interview with French tv station Canal Plus, Evra said: “There are cameras. You can see him (Suarez) say a certain word to me at least 10 times.
“There is no place for that in 2011. He was trying to wind me up.”
A Liverpool spokesman said: “The first anyone at Liverpool knew about these allegations was when Kenny Dalglish was called into the referee’s room about 20 minutes after the game.
“We have since checked with Luis Suarez and he categorically denies using any language that could be interpreted in that way.”
Evra and Suarez did wage a running battle throughout the second half.
The Frenchman, captaining the champions in the absence of Nemanja Vidic, was incensed when Suarez caught him on the knee with a challenge close to a Kop corner flag.
Television cameras then caught both players exchanging words when United were preparing to defend a 63rd-minute corner.
And within two minutes, Evra was shown a yellow card for continuing to voice his opinion.
Ryan Giggs had to step in to calm down the France international.
Suarez sparked outrage at Ajax before his move to Anfield last January.
He was handed a 12 match ban for biting PSV’s Otman Bakkal.