Suarez’s wife calls him ‘Negro’, says Kenny Dalgish

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: Liverpool might have decided not to appeal against their striker Luis Suarez’s eight-match ban but the club seems to be in no mood to back down from defending the Uruguyan.

After their 3-0 loss to Manchester City on Tuesday, Liverpool’s manager Kenny Dalglish maintained that their striker had done nothing wrong and even his wife calls him ‘Negro’.

“His wife calls him that and I don`t think he is offended by her", said Dalglish when asked to respond on their clubs controversial stand on the racial abuse issue.

"Ask a linguistic expert, which certainly I am not. They will tell you that the part of the country in Uruguay where he [Luis Suárez] comes from, it is perfectly acceptable. His wife calls him that and I don`t think he is offended by her. We have made a statement and I think it is there for everybody to read. Luis has made a brilliant statement and we will stand by him." he added.

Liverpool had earlier released a statement in that was highly critical of FA’s disciplinary procedure but decided to put an end to the matter.