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MPs' racism inquiry to call on Liverpool


Senior figures from Liverpool are expected to be summoned to give evidence to a parliamentary inquiry into racism in sport that has been announced following the Luis Suarez case and racist allegations against John Terry.

The culture, media and sport select committee has agreed to look into issue and an evidence session has been scheduled for 6 March. Executives from Liverpool are set to be summoned, and possibly manager Kenny Dalglish as well.

The MPs may also consider asking Suarez and Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, the player he racially abused, to give evidence.

Committee member Damian Collins said a decision on who would be asked to give evidence has yet to be made. Collins said: "I think the events of the last few weeks have reignited concerns about racism in the game. It would be very interesting to hear from Liverpool, and personally I think we should get views from clubs, former and current players as well as administrators with relevant experience."