Saturday, 11 February 2012

Manchester United

Manchester United, one of the most famous soccer, or "football" teams in the world, beat Liverpool FC early this morning 2-1. United have now moved into top of the English Premier League, one point ahead of crosstown rival Manchester City, with a game in hand. This game featured a good match up between Patrice Evra, United defender, and Luis Saurez, Liverpool forward, who had a history from earlier in the year.
Saurez reportedly racially abused the French-African Evra, and was found guilty and banned 8 games. Saurez refused to shake Evra's hand before the match, and players from both teams had to be separated. Evra then tried to confront Saurez at half time, leading to both teams being ushered into their change rooms by police. Suarez was booed when ever he touched the ball, and was shown lots of hate after the game. Racism has no place in the sports world, or the real world, and when a player frequently uses racial terms as an insult, they deserve to be fined or suspended. Saurez showed no class, and could have put it in the past had he just shaken Evra's hand. The racial terms hurt more than just Evra, as United has many black players. Players will always chirp each other, but bringing race into it is a gutless move.

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