Posted: December 21st 2011
The FA’s sign-up to the cult of Zero Tolerance means Suarez is punished without the need for adequate evidence or context.
And the ironies abound… On BBC News, Piara Powar of Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) says “as I understand it the case [against Suarez] centred around the use of the word “Negrito”, which for Luis Suarez is apparently acceptable but for many of us in the UK racialising an interaction amongst players is not the right thing – its wrong, it is racially offensive”. ‘Racialising an interaction amongst players’!! Well, he got that right but I don’t think he meant the actions of the FA, Fifa, FARE, Kick it Out, Show Racism the Red Card … Or did he?