I remember the RESPECT campaign and we suffered for it. They could choose to throw the book at Terry because of the obvious video evidence... but he's the England captain isn't he? Whatever the verdict Suarez has been hung to dry on allegations. It's almost impossible for him to leave unscathed from this incident. At the very least his image rights have been damaged he will be vilified wherever he goes and get no joy from the referees thus rendering him less effective.
Circle the wagons.
But a google image search of Negorito isn't exactly the best form of defence - there are rather a lot of pictures of black people. And while people may post up old chocolate bars, is that not the same with us and the Golly Wog's?
to be honest it looks to me in fairness that Suarez has used a term that is still culturally acceptable in Uruguay to describe blacks, but that nowadays in England is looked upon as extremely out of order. Based on that, how do you judge? I don't think its fair to say that "He should have known after so much time in Europe" - surely he would have been told if he had offended anyone in the past and you would have expected him to have learned from it. But do you judge based on what is acceptable in England? Do you judge based on no ill intent meant/a cultural misunderstanding and warn him and all other players in the league against future conduct? Or do you just ban the fucker because racism has now become a worldwide issue and they must be seen to do something to silence the ever growing baying mob? - I would say England, but perversely I think any ban will be longer as I have mentioned previously they will need to show signs that they are stamping it out, because the players "can't kick it out themselves."
The other theory that if it is indeed a friendly name, perhaps Evra of vast experience on the pitch, trooped off at the end of the game and was bitching about Suarez in the dressing room. Trying to explain himself to Mr. Ferguson he made mention of Suarez being racist to him, with Mr Alex Ferguson going "Eh what laddie? That's unacceptable we better go speak to the ref". I mean the fact that there was a racism issue live on TV and Mr Alex Ferguson has the audacity to say "And
he's a diver" like the two are in anyway comparable is a farce.
And then when it's all wrapped up, when it's all said and done, it should be made clear that disgusting chants or slurs of ANY nature are not called for, whether racism, Munich, Hillsborough, Heysel, Homophobia, the gassings in regards Tottenham. NONE of it should be acceptable, because I apologise for any lack of respect but I see no difference between them in the modern day and racism, they are all on the same footing - unacceptable.