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Suarez v Evra episode 94

The Luis Suarez saga continues to drag on. The latest instalment featured Sir Alex Ferguson labelling the Uruguayan "a disgrace" and suggesting the Liverpool get rid of him in order to protect the reputation of their club.

The flashpoint came at the start of the Manchester United v Liverpool fixture at Old Trafford, when Suarez conspicuously refused to shake the hand of Patrice Evra, the player who had made the racism charge that incurred Suarez’s eight match suspension. Evra reacted angrily to the snub, and the atmosphere of the match was poisonous.

Ferguson made his feelings very clear after the game, which United won 2-1. "It was a terrible start to the game. He's a disgrace," Ferguson said. "For a club with their history, I'd get rid of him, I really would. He is a disgrace to Liverpool Football Club. That player should not be allowed to play for Liverpool again. The history that club has got, and he does that today. It could have caused a riot. I was really disappointed in that guy."

The Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish struggled to come up with an adequate response, claiming he wasn’t aware that Suarez had refused the handshake. He told Sky Sports, "I think you're very severe and you're bang out of order to blame Luis Suárez for anything that happened here."

Several players clashed at the half-time whistle. Evra also acted provocatively at the final whistle by celebrating the victory conspicuously and extravagantly as a despondent Suarez trudged off.

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