Kenny Dalglish continues to support Luis Suarez amid racism row
Thursday 15 December 2011
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish would not comment on Luis Suarez's ongoing disciplinary hearing but once again offered the club's full support to the striker.
The Uruguay international has been charged with abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra, and referring to his "ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race" by the Football Association.
A two-day hearing began yesterday with a decision possibly coming later in today or more likely tomorrow.
It has been reported Dalglish will attend the hearing in person to defend Suarez but the Scot would not comment on the issue.
"We have said many times before we cannot say anything which will be prejudicial," he said.
"We are standing right beside him and helping him as much as we possibly can.
"After it's finished there is a chance to have a conversation.
"As I said last week the FA should have given you (the media) the information when everything was happening, not us."
Evra made the claims immediately after the match at Anfield on October 15, telling French TV station Canal Plus Suarez had used a racist insult to him "at least 10 times".
If Suarez, who has always denied the allegations, is found guilty he could be banned or fined, or both.
Evra said: "There are cameras. You can see him (Suarez) say a certain word to me at least 10 times."
Both players spoke to FA officials during the investigation and there have been suggestions Suarez was unaware language that is acceptable in Uruguay is viewed as racist in Europe.
Suarez told Uruguayan media last month: "There is no evidence I said anything racist to him. I said nothing of the sort.
"There were two parts of the discussion - one in Spanish, one in English. I did not insult him. It was just a way of expressing myself. I called him something his team-mates at Manchester call him, and even they were surprised by his reaction."
Evra reported his complaint to match referee Andre Marriner, who included it in his report.
The FA announced the charge last month, alleging Suarez used "abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour" towards Evra.
"It is further alleged that this included a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race of Patrice Evra," said the FA.
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