But I guess the Daily Mirror [or something] said that Suarez had two separate charges. A 2 match ban for something you would get sent off for, and a 6 match ban for saying the offensive term.
Found this on the fa website
An Independent Regulatory Commission has today [Tuesday 20 December 2011] found a charge of misconduct against Luis Suarez proven, and have issued a suspension for a period of eight matches as well as fining him £40,000, pending appeal.
On 16 November 2011, The Football Association charged Luis Suarez with misconduct contrary to FA Rule E3 in relation to the Liverpool FC versus Manchester United FC fixture on 15 October 2011.
A hearing took place from 14-20 December 2011 before an Independent Regulatory Commission of The FA to consider the charge.
The Independent Regulatory Commission announced its decision on 20 December 2011, which is as follows:
Mr Suarez used insulting words towards Mr Evra during the match contrary to FA Rule E3(1);
the insulting words used by Mr Suarez included a reference to Mr Evra's colour within the meaning of Rule E3(2);
Mr Suarez shall be warned as to his future conduct, be suspended for eight matches covering all first team competitive matches and fined the sum of £40,000;
the [penalty] is suspended pending the outcome of any appeal lodged by Mr Suarez against this decision.
The Independent Regulatory Commission will provide written reasons for its decision in due course setting out:
(a) the findings of fact made by it;
(b) the reasons for its decision finding the charge proved; and
(c) the reasons for the penalty.
Mr Suarez has the right to appeal the decision of the Independent Regulatory Commission to an Appeal Board. An appeal must be lodged within 14 days of the date of the written reasons for the decision.
The penalty is suspended until after the outcome of any appeal, or the time for appealing expires, or should Mr Suarez decide not to appeal. The reason for this is to ensure that the penalty does not take effect before any appeal so that Mr Suarez has an effective right of appeal
Collymore gets alot of stick - rightly deserved at times - for his comical views on the game but at times, in the light of Speed's death and his view on depression and now for outing the racist schticks on Twitter, deserves a bit of credit. I hope it pushes on others to out the racist mungs on Twitter. Nice one Stan
He's not really doing anything groundbreaking, is he? Retweeting the ramblings of racist football fans doesn't exactly prove anything. At all. It just seems to be an excuse to paint the (false) picture of Liverpool being a racist club.
(Original post by KimKallstrom)
Well let me put it this way. Go to a black guy in the street, call him a little black (translation of negrito) and let us know how you get on.
He may not be a racist but he was certainly being racist on this occasion. You can't defend that and neither can Kenny.
"Suarez you'll never walk alone." What a crock.
Lmao, yeah, because literal translations always retain their meaning. Ever heard of an idiom? 'Negrito' is a term of endearment similar to 'mate' in British English where Suarez is from, he used it on the pitch in the UK, it was all blown out of proportion. That is literally the extent of this story.