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Top body urge Liverpool not to appeal


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Top anti-racism organisation, Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) have advised Liverpool to resist the temptation to pursue an appeal against his 8 match ban and reconsider their stance following their public campaign of support.

Piara Powar, executive director of FARE, said: "The Football Association's published judgment from the Suarez–Evra incident is welcome.

"It appears the FA have taken their time to initiate a process that was both fair in its implementation of football rules, and in accordance with the principles of British justice.

"As an international non-governmental organisation we [FARE] think the investigation and judgment sets the bar for governing bodies globally."

"Luis Suarez and Liverpool FC have the right to appeal, however we would call on the club to think again about their public campaign to dispute the charges and contest the principles involved in the case," he added.

"As a club with a good international standing the vehemency of their campaign is unquestionably causing them reputational harm."

It's a view that is gathering momentum elsewhere and the majority of posting on the FTD Disqus board have supported the FA's stance.

Ironically, if Suarez accepts the ruling this week, he might only miss four Premier League games, with two legs of the Carling Cup semi-finals and two potential FA Cup ties in the period. A lost appeal could result in him missing more Premier League games as it could be February before the appeal is determined.



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