Has anyone read the BBC's article on the FA report about the Suarez incident?
For example, Mr Suarez said that he pinched Mr Evra's skin in an attempt to defuse the situation. He also said that his use of the word 'negro' to address Mr Evra was conciliatory and friendly. We rejected that evidence.
He [Suarez] said that he used the word 'negro' at this point in the way that he did when he was growing up in Uruguay, that is as a friendly form of address to people seen as black or brown-skinned or even just black-haired.
He [Suarez] said in no way was the use of the word 'negro' intended to be offensive or to be racially offensive. It was intended as an attempt at conciliation.
Not really the thread for it but it's a naff argument from Suarez. It's not as bad as Terry's explanation but I can't buy that garbage. I'm sure the FA will reduce the ban to around 3 or 4 games anyway.
As for the Arsenal game, I didn't watch it but I hear Theo and Gerv were wasteful. The Vermaelen injury is a big loss. But a surprisingly good set of results in the league today. Hate to tempt fate but surely 2012 can't be as bad as 2011 was. What a **** year for the club this was.