Originally Posted by The Arseache Kid
Well no Comolli pretty much stated you would never use it in that situation for something that important. You might use it with your kids if they are nagging you. This was never considered.
How is it obvious it was in an insulting manner? People point to video evidence but there practically isn't any apart from a small section. No other player verified what was said or how. The witness statements that they claimed back up the findings only related to players saying Evra claimed Suarez had called him black once. They backed up that Evra thought Suarez had said something (again only once and not the 4 to 6 times that Suarez was eventually supposed to have said), not what was said or how. There is no evidence what Suarez said was insulting other than they were playing for rival teams and as such neither could have been talking nicely. That's not fact and nowhere near close enough to label a man a racist*. On the actual basis of accounts and evidence Suarez's actually stands up better. Suarez never accepted that he had abused Evra, rather that Evra had misunderstood him and he should have came to him about it.
*Terry on the other hand had video evidence against him.
It's obvious that it was in an insulting/aggressive manner from watching it. It was obvious Suarez was antagonizing him at the time (as Evra was no doubt doing also). I don't know how you can argue that point, unless you think he slipped a comment about Paddy's skin colour in there as a friendly gesture.
I'm out, anyway. I've read the report and see how the decision was reached, and why. Believe what you want to believe, on the whole football fans will anyway. It's in the past.
Does the next round FA cup game fall between the CL ties against Madrid? That could be a strain on the squad.