Friday, December 16, 2011

Luis Suárez-Patrice Evra racism case may hinge on cultural differences

Luis Suárez's disciplinary case for allegedly racially abusing Patrice Evra appears to rest on whether the Liverpool striker and his legal team can successfully argue that using the word "negro" does not necessarily have racist connotations for someone with his background in Uruguay. After hearing evidence from both players over the past two days, the Football Association hopes to announce its verdict on Friday. Suárez has reportedly accepted that he used the word negro and the case centres on the nuances of the Spanish language and the context in which the word was used.

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