PSG defender Lugano defends Liverpool's Suarez over handshake storm

PSG defender Diego Lugano has backed Uruguay teammate Luis Suarez over his handshake controversy.

PSG defender Diego Lugano has backed Uruguay teammate Luis Suarez over his handshake controversy.

Suarez has been under a cloud for the past three months following his race row with Manchester United’s Patrice Evra and the hard-line stance Liverpool took last weekend has put Europe’s top clubs on alert.

Lugano said: "He has gone through a few months that he did not deserve. Everyone in football knows that it is a big circus.

"Take into account that England is historically a colonial country and racism is a sensitive subject but we all know it has nothing to do with what happened between Luis and Evra.

"It’s a football argument and many false moralists and hypocrites have profited. Luis is the only innocent party in this situation. You have to have balls to do what Luis did on Saturday.

"He followed his principles. We live in a democracy and if you do not want to greet someone, you do not do it. And less so if that person has made you experience some bad moments."

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