http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/15764900An FA statement said: "It is alleged that Suarez used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards Manchester United's Patrice Evra
Big fucking deal. They're big boys. Get over it.
Do we even know what he actually said? Was it "negrito?"
http://www.caughtoffside.com/2011/11/17 ... use-storm/ That is code for "if we like you, you can say what you want - if we don't like you, you'll get suspended."“It’s about questions of translation or context,” said Mark Sawyer, director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics at the University of California Los Angeles.
LOL -- in order to determine if what he said was permissible or not, we have to agonize and interpret and really think about it. If Mick Jagger sings about a "negrita" -- that's o.k. because we know he meant it positively, and when this other guy uses "negrito" - well, we know he was being racist...even though he denies saying it and nobody accept the alleged "victim" says they heard it....The word’s literal translation is “little black man.” But generally, negrito is not considered a racial slur in Latin America,
Sawyer said. In fact, it frequently has a positive meaning.
“It’s often a term of endearment,” he said.
But what the word means also depends on where — and how — it’s said.
“In Puerto Rico, it has one meaning. In Cuba it has a slightly different connotation and in the Dominican Republic it has a slightly different connotation,” said Jorge Chinea, director of the Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit.
Here is a good solution: These are grown men. Evra should deal with Suarez directly and they should work it out. If a referee hears one of them getting out of hand on the field, then boot that person from the game. Done.