Ex-United man Patrice Evra has opened up on his racism incident involving Luis Suarez in 2011, revealing that Liverpool did apologize for that act.
Patrice Evra was the subject of racial abuse when Manchester United met Liverpool in the league at Anfield in 2011.
The culprit at the time was Luis Suarez, who was later given an eight-game ban plus a £40,000 fine.
Despite that verdict, Liverpool players wore shirts showing support to Suarez. Making it look like they didn’t care about what happened to Evra.
Last year, Jamie Carragher apologized to the former United man while they were both on punditry duty.
Evra has now come out to say that Liverpool chairman Tom Werner also wrote to him and apologized about the incident.
“In the end, he admitted it and he was banned for eight games, and he had a massive fine. I remember after that, Liverpool played a game and they all wore the T-shirts saying ‘support Suarez’. He had been banned for racist abuse, had been fined and they support him that way. I was confused and upset,” Evra told the official Manchester United podcast.
“But, when I did the punditry on Sky and Jamie Carragher apologised after eight years, I was so surprised. He said they made a big mistake that day and he apologised. It really touched me and now I will respect Liverpool as a football club because, when this happened, I was really disappointed with the club.
“I received an email from the chairman of Liverpool apologizing for what happened nine years ago. He said I was welcome to come to Liverpool if I need anything. It really touched me because it’s better late than never, but I was surprised that Liverpool supported that kind of attitude.”
It looks like Evra and Suarez have both moved on and all parties involved can now bury the hatchet.