Suarez Ordered To Shake Evra’s Hand As Clubs Plan Peace Talks

By on September 17, 2012

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Liverpool have ordered striker Luis Suarez to shake hands with Manchester United defender Patrice Evra when the two clubs meet next Sunday, according to the Daily Mail.

The rivals meet at Anfield with tensions sure to be running high in the wake of United fans aiming sick chants at Liverpool during Saturday’s win over Wigan at Old Trafford.

Last seasons racism controversy surrounding Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra is also still at the forefront of many fans minds and it will only add to what is expected to be a high-charged atmosphere at Anfield on Sunday.

The Daily Mail report that United chief executive David Gill is due to hold ‘peace talks’ with Liverpool’s Ian Ayre this week to try and ensure the game goes as smoothly as possible.

It’s understood Liverpool have ordered Uruguayan striker Suarez to shake hands with United defender Evra and are confident he will do so after snubbing the Frenchman last season.

United have also been forced into condemning a small section of their fans for singing anti-Liverpool chants during Saturday’s 4-0 win over Wigan.

During the first half, chants of ‘Stand up if you hate the Scouse’ could be heard but it was a small section of fans in the Stretford End who crossed the line when they later sang ‘Always the victim, it’s never your fault’.

United issued a statement shortly after the game which said:

‘The manager has made the club’s position on this very clear, and it is now up to the fans to respect that. The club deplore it.’

Gill is due to meet with Ayre this week to discuss how to minimise the risk of trouble at the game and also to see how United can show respect to the 96 Hillsborough victims.

A minutes silence is an option but it may be decided that a minutes applause may be more suitable to help eliminate the chances of disruption. United may also lay a wreath in memory of the victims before kick-off.

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6 Comments

  1. Bill

    September 17, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Where did this story come from? The S** stirring as usual.

  2. ken

    September 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

    has evra been told not to pull his hand away again

  3. ken

    September 17, 2012 at 10:43 am

    lets have two sides to the story not one

  4. Lfc4Ever

    September 17, 2012 at 10:48 am

    If I am Suarez, I will offer my hand to him. ..that is after I spit on it or..maybe I will shake Evra’s hand with my left hand and the rest with my right. Come on Suarez! Do either!
    You will not betray yourself this way and still be able to fulfill the requirement. 🙂 😉

  5. dizo

    September 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    i still cant get it!! why no one till today say something about Evra hand withrawn agaist Suarez…!! n now again everyone asing Suarez to shak evra’s hand???

  6. Foxfang

    September 18, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Never have I read once that LFC are forcing Suarez to do anything. If anything, he’s the one who’s come out for months saying he wanted to shake it all along. This type of journalism is embarrassing. I’m out.

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