November 13th, 2011

Steven Gerrard
  • scruby

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Looking at the sports' section of one of the Israeli papers today I got really pissed off because although Luis Suarez has scored all 4 goals in Uruguay's 4-0 win against Chile on Friday, on the front page were big photos of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and no photo of Suarez in sight. I don't know how it is in other countries but here they rather give the headlines to Messi and Cristiano flanking it instead of to a player giving a brilliant display in his NT, just because he's not as famous as them. So I decided to make a post about Uruguay's great win on Friday.
                                Luis Suárez scores four as Uruguay ease past struggling Chile


Luis Suárez was in scintillating form, scoring all four goals as Uruguay stayed on top of the South American World Cup qualifying group with a 4-0 home win over Chile on Friday.

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  • yeats

what is this, ontd_suarez or something?

FA delayed by language confusion in Evra-Suárez racism case

Patrice Evra has been informed that he may have difficulty proving he was the victim of racial abuse from Luis Suárez, because of a counter-argument that certain variations of the N-word are not deemed offensive where the Liverpool player grew up, in Uruguay.

The Manchester United defender has accused Suárez of using racist language during a 1-1 draw at Anfield on 15 October and is waiting to discover whether, almost a month later, the Football Association will charge the Liverpool striker with misconduct. Top-level sources at Old Trafford say the offending word was uttered in Spanish and allegedly was a derivative of "negro", with Evra stating that it was used "at least 10 times".

However, Suárez has categorically denied racially abusing the Senegal‑born France player and the FA's investigators are having to consider the different context with which words that would be considered offensive in England are commonly used in Uruguay and other Spanish-speaking countries.

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source. i'm still not sure what i think happened -- on the one hand, the "cultural context" argument is very close to what some people were saying when this incident was first reported. on the other hand, it's a really slick way of denying any racist intent, and i guess i'm worried that it might enable more bad behavior in the future. i guess we'll have to see, but i know that people have been concerned that the FA has been ignoring this incident....clearly, there's a lot going on behind the scenes.