Suarez ban is right, insists United boss Ferguson
Right decision: Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson says justice has been served by the FA handing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez an eight-game ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra.
Liverpool are outraged over the verdict, but the United manager said: “The matter is over and I think we”re satisfied they”ve found the right decision.
“It”s not about Manchester United and Liverpool at all. This is an individual situation where one person was racially abused.
“It doesn”t take a lot to remind everyone that this is the biggest derby game in the country. It”s never needed anything to light the powder keg.”
Liverpool have also questioned Evra”s credibility, referring to the four-match ban handed to United”s French defender three years ago when he failed to convince a panel he had been racially abused during a bust-up with Chelsea groundstaff.
Ferguson said: “Our support of Patrice was obvious, right from the word go.
“Patrice got that suspension for the incident down at Chelsea when no-one was there, just a groundsman and our fitness coach.
“We had to wait two weeks for the evidence. We were quite astounded ourselves.”
QPR manager Neil Warnock, whose player, Anton Ferdinand, is at the centre of John Terry”s racial abuse case, thinks racism in English football is “minimal”.
Warnock said: “When I see what happens in Spain, Holland and other places, there would be an outcry in England if things were allowed to happen that happen in those countries and (are) said in those countries without action.”