1 Jan 2012

English FA says Suarez's evidence "unreliable"

8:53 am on 1 January 2012

The English Football Association's report into the Luis Suarez-Patrice Evra racism hearing has been published with the independent commission concluding that aspects of Suarez's evidence were "unreliable".

The report details the reasons behind Liverpool striker Suarez's eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United and France defender Evra in a Premier League match at Anfield in mid October.

The report says Suarez used the word "negro" or "negros" seven times during the confrontation.

It states "Mr Suarez's evidence was unreliable in relation to matters of critical importance", while adding that "Mr Evra was a credible witness".