Posted December 31, 2011 on AP on Fox
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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez called Manchester United's Patrice Evra a ''negro'' seven times in the incident that led to him being banned for eight matches, according to a disciplinary commission that branded the offending player's evidence as ''unreliable.'' The 115-page report from the English Football Association's independent panel was published on Saturday, detailing the verbal confrontation between Suarez and Evra, a black France defender, during the Oct. 15 match at Anfield. Suarez's defense centered on a claim that the use of the ''negro'' in Uruguay and other parts of Latin America is inoffensive in certain situations. But the panel found that Suarez's argument was ''unsustainable.'' Liverpool now has 14 days to decide whether to appeal against Suarez's eight-match ban and 40,000-pound ($62,000) fine, with both on hold pending the outcome of any challenge. The report says that when Evra asked Suarez during the 1-1 draw why he had been kicked, the striker replied in Spa...
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