Uruguay captain Lugano: Liverpool’s Suarez was in his right not to greet Evra

Uruguay national team captain Diego Lugano feels that compatriot Luis Suarez was in his rights not to shake the hand of Patrice Evra on the weekend.

Uruguay national team captain Diego Lugano feels that compatriot Luis Suarez was in his rights not to shake the hand of Patrice Evra on the weekend.

The two players met for the first time since Liverpool’s Suarez was suspended for eight matches for racially abusing Manchester United’s Evra in October when the Red Devils beat the Merseysiders 2-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The match was overshadowed by the fact that Suarez failed to greet Evra during the traditional pre-match handshake but Paris Saint-Germain defender Lugano indicated that his La Celeste teammate is free to do what he wants.

"Keep in mind that England is a country historically colonial and racism is very delicate, but we know that has nothing to do with the relationship between Luis and the United player," he told Uruguayan television station Canal 10.

"(Suarez) has gone through a few months he did not deserve.

"All of us in football know it's a big circus. For what did Luis on Saturday must have balls. He followed his convictions.

"We live in a democracy and if you do not want to greet someone, do not greet them."

 

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