Evra stands by Suarez racism allegation - Ferguson

Updated: 2011-10-18 09:47


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Evra stands by Suarez racism allegation - Ferguson
Liverpool's Luis Suarez (R) challenges Manchester United's Patrice Evra during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England Oct 15, 2011. [Photo/Agencies] 

LONDON - Manchester United defender Patrice Evra is standing by his allegation that he was racially abused by Liverpool's Luis Suarez and will continue to pursue the matter, United manager Alex Ferguson said on Monday.

Evra made the claims on French television station Canal Plus after Saturday's Premier League clash at Anfield which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Uruguay striker Suarez has denied any wrongdoing, saying he is upset by the accusation, but Ferguson said Evra does not want to let the matter rest.

"We spoke to Patrice today and he was adamant he wanted to follow it on (complaint against Luis Suarez)," Ferguson was quoted as saying on United's website (www.manutd.com).

"It's not an easy one because everybody knows Manchester United and Liverpool have great responsibility. I thought Saturday was great in the stands and both sets of fans deserve praise for that. But Patrice feels very aggrieved by what was said to him and now it rests in the hands of the FA."

The Football Association has begun making enquiries after the allegations were brought to the attention of match referee Andre Marriner.

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