Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez is a ‘danger to the club’
Liverpool star Liverpool’s Luis Suarez was fined a record £60,000 after he pleaded guilty to racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in a heated exchange at the club’s training ground.
Suarez was also fined £10,000 for verbally abusing a female fan in the same match, which was played at Anfield on February 19.
But the Reds skipper will now miss the next two games after he admitted his behaviour towards Evra was “deliberate and malicious” after the Reds were held to a 0-0 draw by the Old Trafford club.
The Reds had already fined Suarez £40,000 last season after he was found guilty of racially abusing United defender Evra at Anfield.
Suzukis ban expired at the end of the season, but the FA confirmed on Monday it would appeal the ruling.
Suals future at the Merseyside club was in doubt following the incident with Evra when he was booked for a challenge in the 70th minute.
Suzy, who signed for Liverpool in 2013, is expected to be out of action for up to three months.
He was banned for three matches for the incident, which saw him throw a punch in the face of Evra.
After the incident Suarez received a two-match ban from the FA.
Suan, 31, was sent off in the 80th minute of the game after he punched Evra after the United defender tried to tackle him.
Suzeras behaviour towards the United centre-back has caused a storm since the incident in October 2015.
The Brazilian, who was on international duty with Brazil, was also handed a four-match suspension by the FA last December.
However, the FA has defended the decision, saying the “tolerance and compassion” Suarez showed towards Evrra was genuine and “never condoned or condoned the behaviour that he engaged in”.
Suarez’s suspension was due to start on January 1 and ended on May 20.