Suarez dealt 8-game ban for Evra incident

Suarez dealt 8-game ban for Evra incident

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Suarez dealt 8-game ban for Evra incident


SuarezEvra (Reuters Pictures)

England's Football Association has sent Liverpool striker Luis Suarez quite the message.

Suarez was handed an eight-game ban and fined £40,000 after the FA found him guilty of misconduct for using racist remarks toward Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra when their two clubs met on Oct. 15.

Based on evidence supplied during the hearing period over the last week, the FA determined that Suarez did indeed direct comments to Evra pertaining to his race. Evra had previously told French media that Suarez said racist remarks to him on at least 10 occasions during the match. Suarez had denied all accusations.

Suarez can appeal the penalty within the next two weeks, and the ban will not begin until that time period has passed or after his potential appeal has been heard. Liverpool issued this statement in response to the decision, implying an appeal is imminent.

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