What a disgrace. The refusal of Suarez to shake Evra's hand says it all. Whether the Uruguayan likes it or not, he was found guilty, not Evra, so if anybody was within his rights to decline a handshake, it was the Frenchman. By refusing to touch flesh with the "Little Negro", Suarez simply confirmed his hatred and opened himself to further allegations of racism.
But still worse is the conduct of Dalglish. I came out strongly against his original support for Suarez but he has plumbed new depths today. In a truly incredible show of "blind" support, Dalglish said, "I never knew Suarez refused to shake Evra's hand. I wasn't there, I never saw it. It's contrary to what I've been told." Where was he then? May I suggest he checks out the BBC site and watches the video evidence? Or takes the word of those who did see it?
Evra's reaction was unwise, but totally understandable in the circumstances. In fact, if I was Evra, I would say to camera, "I suspect he refused to shake my hand because I am, his his view, a nigger". Suarez has surely left the FA with no option other than to take further action. As Ferguson said, this could have sparked a riot. What it certainly did do is completely devalue the half hearted apology issued by Suarez after he was found guilty of the original offence.
The FA and Liverpool FC must now act. Suarez should be kicked out of English football, Liverpool should be fined for failing to control their players - note the push that Evra receives for reacting to Suarez's snub - and Dalglish should be sacked for endorsing the actions of Suarez throughout this disgusting affair. Terry has lost the England captaincy for much less; how can Dalglish be left in charge of a great club like Liverpool?