Luis Suarez and Kenny Dalglish make Sunday apologies
A late apology is better than no apology at all, with Luis Suarez making a public apology on Sunday following the Uruguayan’s decision not to shake Patrice Evra’s hand during Saturday’s match between Liverpool and Manchester United.
February 12th, 2012
Suarez was widely criticised for the move, which led to the north-west derby getting off on the wrong foot at Old Trafford and with the Frenchman celebrating wildly at the final whistle which led to ugly scenes.
However, Suarez has now apologised and Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre admitted that the striker misled the Merseyside club by the lack of handshake.
He told www.liverpoolfc.tv on Sunday: “We are extremely disappointed Luis Suarez did not shake hands with Patrice Evra before yesterday’s game. The player had told us beforehand that he would, but then chose not to do so.
“He was wrong to mislead us and wrong not to offer his hand to Patrice Evra. He has not only let himself down, but also Kenny Dalglish, his team-mates and the club.
“It has been made absolutely clear to Luis Suarez that his behaviour was not acceptable.
“Luis Suarez has now apologised for his actions which was the right thing to do. However, all of us have a duty to behave in a responsible manner and we hope that he now understands what is expected of anyone representing Liverpool Football Club.”
Meanwhile, Kenny Dalglish has also apologised for a post-match interview with Sky Sports’ Geoff Shreeves which led the Reds manager to accuse his interviewer as being “bang out of order”.
Dalglish said: “When I went on TV after yesterday’s game I hadn’t seen what had happened, but I did not conduct myself in a way befitting of a Liverpool manager during that interview and I’d like to apologise for that.”