Evra reveals he received letter of apology from Liverpool over Suarez row

Date published: Sunday 19th January 2020 2:59 - Jonny Whitfield

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has revealed that Liverpool sent him a letter of apology over their handling of the racism row between himself and Luis Suarez.

Suarez was banned for eight games in 2011 after he was found guilty of aiming racist abuse at Evra during a Premier League clash between United and Liverpool.

In response, Liverpool‘s players wore t-shirts with the words ‘Suarez 7’ on the back in support of the Uruguayan, a move that was widely condemned.

Indeed, former Reds defender Jamie Carragher admitted in October that the decision was a “massive mistake”.

Carragher was speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football programme, where Evra was a guest.

Evra has now revealed to Sky Sports that shortly after that programme, Liverpool issued him with a formal written apology.

“Yes, first of all, I was really pleased when Jamie Carragher apologised, of course,” the 38-year-old said. “I received a personal letter from Peter Moore [Liverpool CEO] and I was really touched by it

“He told me he hopes he was never too late as this incident was nine years ago but I thought it was really positive

“After like three days after the show [they got in contact], I was like ‘thank you very much, this letter has really touched my heart’.

“I was very disappointed for such a big club as Liverpool to support a big cause like that but now I can see real people, honest people working for this club and I even get more respect for Liverpool because they are fighting for a problem about the human race.

 

 

“I was really pleased. I just said I hope you’re not going to win the league but that was three months ago. It was really important for me and as I say, we have a big rivalry between us but this shows you Liverpool are a top-class club.”

Elsewhere, Liverpool are reportedly lining up a bid to sign Nice youngster Pedro Brazao.

The 17-year-old, who has two caps for Portugal’s Under-19s team, has made one substitute appearance for Patrick Vieira’s side having been a regular during pre-season.

According to RMC Sport, Liverpool are to follow up their recent moves to bolster their youth ranks with a move for Brazao.

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