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Wednesday 21 March 2018

Evra a 'cry baby' over racist abuse: Gus Poyet

PATRICE Evra is guilty of "crying like a baby" over alleged racist abuse by Luis Suarez, according to the Liverpool striker's fellow Uruguayan Gus Poyet.

Poyet spoke out after his compatriot Suarez was charged by the FA with racially abusing Manchester United defender Evra during a game at Anfield last month.

The former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur striker said: "I believe Luis Suarez, it's simple.

"I played football for seven years in Spain and was called everything because I was from South America.

"I never went out crying like a baby, like Patrice Evra, saying that someone said something to me.

"I'm surprised, in a really sad way, that he's been charged. It's really sad

"I think it's worse to charge someone because you trust one person when you have no proof.

'I'm really sad about this charge because it's going to become too easy.

"I can make a complaint about any opposition manager and if I take it as far as I can he's going to get charged.

"Why are we going to take one person's word over another's? It's too risky."

Despite appearing to echo the sentiments of Sepp Blatter, Poyet did add his voice to those criticising the Fifa president, saying: "I respect him as Fifa president but I don't listen to him when he talks about football."

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