Anti-racism group slams Liverpool's Suarez backing

Updated: 01 January 2012 21:17 IST

A campaign group against racism in football says Liverpool's global reputation is being sullied as the club maintains its backing of Luis Suarez despite his suspension for racially abusing an opponent.

Anti-racism group slams Liverpool's Suarez backing
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A campaign group against racism in football says Liverpool's global reputation is being sullied as the club maintains its backing of Luis Suarez despite his suspension for racially abusing an opponent.

The Uruguay striker was banned for eight matches last month after being found guilty of racially insulting Manchester United's Patrice Evra during a league match.

Following the release of an independent panel's report into the incident, Liverpool are considering whether to launch an appeal but have been unwavering in their support of Suarez.

Piara Powar, executive director of Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE), says "as a club with a good international standing, the vehemence of their campaign is unquestionably causing them reputational harm."

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