Originally posted on Balls, Gamers and Scoundrels  |  Last updated 12/31/11
Suarez and Evra during their not-so-"friendly" encounter. I’m not well versed enough in European soccer to tell you much of anything about Patrice Evra, a talented Frenchman who plays fullback for Manchester United, or Liverpool’s Luis Suarez of Uruguay, the team’s most dangerous forwards. Both men represented their countries in last year’s World Cup. They even faced off in a friendly that resulted in a 0-0 tie. (Evra captained the French squad until he was stripped of it after leading a controversial player revolt that became the hallmark of the team’s much-chronicled meltdown.) On October 15, the two men crossed shins once again at a Premier League friendly and this time it wasn’t very, well, friendly at all. Suarez was recently suspended for eight games for, in part, using the term “negro” (or the Spanish equivalent) during an on-the-field confrontation during that game. That was revealed in a 155-page report conducted by an independent commission that detailed the whos, hows a...
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