This last month in England has been a shameful one, in what is otherwise one of the best leagues in the world.
This month has seen disgraceful actions by some of the fans at Liverpool and Chelsea. Of course not all of the Liverpool or Chelsea fans should be blamed for what happened. Most of the supporters for both of those clubs are very passionate and great fans.
However, the ones that were booing Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand, as well as cheering for Luis Suarez’s return lost a great opportunity. They had a chance to show that they did not turn a blind eye towards racism and stood for something better. However, their actions do not compare to the disgraceful actions of Luis Suarez.
Suarez as well missed a great chance on Saturday. He had the ability to show that he was remorseful for his actions and regretted his racial abuse of Patrice Evra. All he had to do was shake Evra’s hand. Instead, he decided to snub him and in doing so shows that he is completely unapologetic about what happened. Suarez never really regretted what he said, he only regretted that he was caught.
Suarez not only embarrassed himself, but he embarrassed his club with the snub. All week manager Kenny Dalglish said that Suarez would shake Evra’s hand and that it wouldn’t be an issue. In addition to that, the club had been behind Suarez the whole way insisting that it was an honest mistake. The snub shows that Suarez had duped the club into thinking that he was sincere in his remorse.
The Premier League should not suspend Suarez any further since it is not a rule that you have to shake hands. However, Liverpool should suspend Suarez for a few matches to show that they do not support the actions of Suarez. They need to distance themselves from his actions and show that they do not support what he did.