There has been a lot of people mentioning the John Terry Case, and how he has been treated differently to Luis. This has nothing to do with the FA, or with him being english and Luis being from uruguay. The FA would have dealt with this issue a long time ago, if it wasn't for the court case. The only reason it hasn't been dealt with yet is that Chelsea convinced the court authorities that it would be impossible to carry out an actual court case with a bunch of footballer witnesses during the course of the season as it would have derailed chelsea's season, and qpr's season. It has nothing to do with The FA, and if this had been dealt with 6-8 months ago, it would no longer be an issue. Instead it is going to hang over Euro 2012 like a bad smell.
John terry is going to get his don't you worry. His entire defence is that he was saying those rather disgusting things as part of a conversation with anton ferdinand. Ferdinand denies that any such conversation happened, and when he heard terry's 'excuse' became so angry he made a complaint. Without Anton Ferdinand's corroborative evidence, a guilty verdict is inevitable. This is because in a situation like this a bad defence is worse than none.
Good job missing the point... Why is it Terry gets his day in a real court, while Suarez had to deal with a panel of three 'independent' lawyers who were employed by the FA to overview a case in which the FA were acting as the prosecution (despite the fact that the FA's representatives on the pitch, the referee and his assistants, had no idea what Suarez and Evra said to each other)? It seems to me the only difference is there is actually some evidence against Terry, at least enough for the CPS to try and prosecute him, so the FA had to step out of the way so they didn't prejudice the trial. Whereas there wasn't enough evidence against Suarez so the FA had no such barrier and could carry out whatever brain dead, unfair 'trial' they liked and of course get the verdict that suited them.
Perhaps most importantly, why do the FA think they have the authority to charge and punish people with racism? In this country racism is a criminal offence so it should be dealt with the criminal courts first and foremost. If the FA then want to add their own punishments after someone is found guilty that is fine, it is how fans accused of offences at and around football grounds are handled, why should it be any different for the players?
In these cases the FA have acted correctly with Terry (at least outside of the national team) whereas they acted incorrectly with Suarez. That is the injustice, because of a lack of evidence the Suarez case got treated differently than the Terry case where there is some actual evidence, that clearly is wrong.
My final worry is will the FA punish Terry if he is found guilty, or state that as the courts have dealt with him there is no need for them to add to it? Will Terry get an 8 match ban and a £40,000 fine from the FA if the real courts find him guilty? With how the FA have operated in the past there is no reason to be optimistic.
So no evidence then?
A Uruguayn speaking to a Frenchman that is far from fluent in Spanish. A Dutch man speaking to an Uruguyan and translating also?
You don't think that things can get mistranslated since they are going from Uruguayan Spanish (Dirk doesn't speak it, Comolli doesn't speak it, Evra doesn't speak it, the three man panel doesn't speak it)
The language experts brought in actually sided with Suarez and clearly said that it wouldn't make sense the way that Evra (Who changed his story several times on what he said he'd heard to something else) claimed and that the way Uruguyans speak would match what Suarez said and that it doesn't have racial connotations.
Also why not mention Hernandez who backed Suarez only for his comments to be removed becuase he wasn't an "Expert Witness" but they'd accept a Dutch bloke and a French bloke translating something back into English when the conversation was in Spanish.
To top it all, Suarez's own grandfather and family are black and from black descent. So the claim that he wouldn't "Talk to black people" is now taking a surreal turn. He wouldn't speak to his own family or mates?
The whole thing was a fit up from start to finish. To fill an agenda and allow the Xenophobic gobshites in the media to get on their little cowardly shithouse soapboxes and give it the "Big I am".
Funny how they are so silent on the Messi thing and you can already see they'll swerve the Terry thing and come out with the "Poor lad. he's a hero you know - English Lion - European Cup winner - we should cut the lad some slack".
Everything about the British media nowdays is sickening. If they could have seen 100 years ago where their fine traditions of print and news reporting would bring today I'm sure they would have burnt the whole fucking lot down. The media and its journalists are a disgrace to our country.
Well summed up.