Dalglish insists club committed against racism

Updated: 10 January 2012 15:19 IST

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says it is "utterly rubbish" to suggest that defending Luis Suarez during a racism case means the club is not interested in fighting racism.

London:

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says it is "utterly rubbish" to suggest that defending Luis Suarez during a racism case means the club is not interested in fighting racism.

The Uruguayan forward is serving an eight-game suspension for repeatedly racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra during a match.

Liverpool, owned by the parent company of the Boston Red Sox, was condemned by anti-racism groups after players and Dalglish wore T-shirts featuring Suarez's picture in a show of solidarity.

Dalglish said on Monday that "the players showed support for Luis which was fantastic, but then some people interpreted that wrongly as the players saying they're not interested in the fight against racism."

Dalglish insists "that is totally and utterly rubbish ... we don't want racism anywhere near football."

Topics : Mark Hughes Alex Ferguson Manchester City Patrice Evra Wayne Rooney France Franck Ribery Chelsea Manchester United Steven Gerrard Birmingham City Liverpool Arsenal Everton Football English Premier League
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