Liverpool apologise to ex-Man.U star Patrice Evra 9-years after he was racially abused by Luis Suarez
Premier League leaders, Liverpool have apologised to former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra for how they handled the racist abuse he received from their former striker, Luis Suarez.
After the row between the two in 2011, Suarez, who now plays for Barcelona received an eight-match ban. Instead of condemning the Uruguayan striker for racially abusing a player, Liverpool players wore t-shirts supporting Suarez after the incident.
In October last year, Evra spoke at length about the incident and blasted the club for supporting Suarez, but Jamie Carragher apologised to Evra as the pair worked together on Sky Sports as pundits.
After speaking about the ordeal, Evra has now revealed he received an apology letter from Liverpool CEO, Peter Moore.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Evra said: ‘I was pleased Jamie Carragher apologised. I received a personalised letter from Peter Moore and I was really touched about it.
‘Three days after the show. I was like thank you very much, this is really touching my heart. but I was really disappointed for such a long time about a big club like Liverpool supporting a cause like that.’
‘Now I can see real honest people working for this club and I now have even more respect for Liverpool because they are fighting against a problem for the human race.
‘I was really pleased but I said ‘I still hope you don’t win the league!’ three months ago. It was really important for me and even though we have a big rivalry between us but it showed Liverpool is a top class club.’