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Sat Apr 19 16:46:25 SAST 2014

Suarez apologises for snub

Sapa-AFP | 13 February, 2012 07:412 Comments
Luis Suarez of Liverpool looks dejected during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on February 11, 2012 in Manchester, England
Image by: Shaun Botterill / Getty Images

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez yesterday issued an apology for not shaking Patrice Evra's hand before Saturday's clash between the Reds and Manchester United.

"I have spoken with the manager [Kenny Dalglish] since the game at Old Trafford and I realise I got things wrong," he said.

"I've not only let him down, but also the club and what it stands for and I'm sorry. I made a mistake and I regret what happened. I should have shaken Patrice Evra's hand before the game and I want to apologise for my actions.

"I would like to put this whole issue behind me and concentrate on playing football."

Dalglish also ate humble pie, saying: "To be honest, I was shocked to hear that the player had not shaken hands, having been told earlier in the week that he would do.

"All of us have a responsibility to represent this club in a fit and proper manner and that applies equally to me as Liverpool manager.

"When I went on TV after yesterday's game I hadn't seen what had happened, but I did not conduct myself in a way befitting a Liverpool manager during that interview and I'd like to apologise for that."

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Feb 13, 2012
this boy must live this is nt his place, this thing happenned before the kick off after that the team play rubbish

Feb 13, 2012
This is the same guy who denied Ghana a spot in the semi finals of the South African hosted Soccer World Cup. He doesn't like Black people in general and should go back to his home land. He's bringing FA into dispute now.