25 Feb 2018 07:46:52
Hate to write this but I’m embarrassed by Liverpool fans yesterday. I was at the game and the booing at Evra was in my opinion on the right side of the line. Hernandez (little pea) came on towards the end and got the same treatment.

But when kop fans started singing Luis Suarez song I was thinking, is that right or is it still on the line.

However when they started singing “your just a lying b******”, they got it so wrong.

It was only the one time each (Luis Suarez song and chant) that I heard from where I was sitting (Kenny Dalglish stand) .

The press have focused on the booing.

1.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 08:02:54
I heard it too but Evra lapped it up. At one point he just turned to the crowd and smiled.

Agree with you re the Suarez song though, a bit much really. But that’s football and certain chanting by a minority will always be there.

When it comes to United away in two weeks, the whole stadium will be singing murderers, it’s the same every time I’m afraid.

2.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 08:17:25
I didn't hear the chant directed at Evra, but I thought chanting Suarez' name was too much.

Suarez was/ is a wonderful player, but we all know he has/ had a dark side. He was found guilty of the offence with Evra and of course a few others. I think he falls neatly into the flawed genius category.

So, whilst I would like to think that the Evra incident was a heat of the moment thing, it happened, it was completely unacceptable, and we should accept that. Boo Evra all we like for being a Manc, but to celebrate Suarez at the same time is a little tone deaf in the current climate. Also, how do we think young Brewster feels if he hears our fans celebrating Suarez in such a way.

Think Liverpool fans are best in the world, but that was a little tone deaf yesterday. I have no problem continuing to idolise Suarez the player, but please not when Evra is on the park!


3.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 08:17:37
Evra's a big boy and should be able to deal with the chants. Sterling and Suarez deal with such fans at every away game.

4.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 09:07:24
You're excusing the fans' vile chants by saying Evra should deal with it.
Chanting Suarez's name or calling Evra a lying bastard is tantamount to racism and bigotry.

5.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 09:11:54
Unfortunately liverpool fans are no longer the best fans in the world. Maybe 20+ years ago but not now.
Undoubtedly there are some cracking fans even on this site but some of the actions of our fans have made us loose lots of credibility.

6.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 09:40:12
Kiddfan, got to agree with you on the Brewster comment, very good point.

Suarez was a great player but what he did was wrong and its embarrassing that certain fans were backing him and targeting Evra when he was the victim. It doesn't matter how good a player is, racisim should never be supported.

{Ed025's Note - i agree george..

7.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 10:17:52
Boo Evra because he’s an ex Manc, fine. But giving him abuse because of Suarez stuff is out of order, as Evra was found not to be lying by a fair process that also cleared Firmino.

8.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 10:53:51
Are you for real Indian Buzzer?

Suarez racially abused Evra and here is no excusing that. The chants were absolutely disgusting and completely lacked class. If you don’t see that then I’m lost for words and you’re just as bad.

9.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 10:59:08
There’s always been bad behaviour by a minority at football matches Walter and that includes at Anfield.
Fortunately it’s still a minority.
Fans really need to move on from the Evra debacle, I’m certain the club don’t want to be reminded of it.
Forget Evra, forget Suarez, cheer the current heroes in red.

Only times I’ve booed at a match were once, a long long time ago, when stewards removed a streaker 😳 and the AC Milan penalties at the Ataturk but I doubt I even had a voice left by that stage.

10.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 11:11:35
Really people?
I have been the subject of racial abuse myself since moving Down Under. It's pathetic that people resort to such vileness but there is nothing u can do about it. We need to accept that such people do exist and they are not going anywhere.
So just take it on the chin and move on.
If Evra was taunted with respect to what happened between him and Suarez, he has to deal with it and move on because the fans that get on Evra's back will not cease to exist just because they don't know the social boundaries.

11.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 11:18:21
suarez covered himself in glory again yesterday by trying most tricks in his locker to get booked which would see him suspended for barca's next game, an objectively easy game against las palmas rather than risk missing a more important league game. he ultimately failed however.

12.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 11:19:31
Sorry IB, I think we can do something about it. Society moves forward and these behaviours gradually get removed from society by education.
These days being labelled a racist is one of the biggest stigmas going and I celebrate that fact.

In the heat of the moment, one on one, there probably is little you can do about it. Yesterday Evra did “deal with it”. Doesn’t make it right and doesn’t mean we shouldn’t all challenge it and make our feelings known widely.

13.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 12:33:59
I have watched Liverpool for nigh on 42 years. To say the fans had more class 20 years ago is misdirected. I have stood on the Kop in the early eighties and the munich song was sang by the whole ground.
We will never turn Football fans into a group of wellwishing choirboys. Its a tribal sport and fans try to make a difference either by encouraging their own team or barracking the opposition. Take Raheem for instance, he left the club, was, rightly or wrongly vilified for doing so and everytime he returns to Anfield he gets subjected to constant berating. He struggles to perform and I think that is part due to the heat he gets from the fans. The game is evolving not just on the pitch but off it too. I think we are however a long way away from singing lullabies and shouting endearing compliments to opposing fans and teams.

14.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 12:50:42
Nice story Ron lol.

15.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 14:29:57
Lets seperate Evra being able to deal with this type of fan banter and Evra having to deal with it at all. Totally agree with the tone deaf comment. definitely think those fans let themselves down. Bigger that, or at least they could have been.

16.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 14:45:42
I am not saying it was right to chant but to say it was racist no it was stupid and childish and no need for it.

17.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 14:46:13
Evra also deliberately set Suarez up with the fake handshake afterwards. That’s why I would have been booing him.

18.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 14:47:15
Calling Evra a 'lying bastard' is not RACIST! It is however not acceptable. We have all seen ourselves lately that is easy to use the racist card. The incident with Suarez was handled very well but I do feel that the victim (who started the incident with a reference to Suarez' origin) got off scot-free as did the player who assaulted Firmino recently. It is ridiculous these days that fans abuse players of other colours as the vast majority of teams have such players themselves.

19.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 14:49:11
Did the French fan grin and bare the kicking he got from that lying person Evra just as bad as Suarez bite so stop being saints, he got what he deserved and should of got a lot more . Sorry but I am not one of the PC crew.

20.) 25 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018 19:45:06
The point is the lying bastard chant referred to one incident and one incident only, and that was the Suarez situation. It was disgraceful and in essence backed Suarez, just like the players and Kenny mistakenly did with those t-shirts. The process found Suarez guilty, like it or not. The same process also just cleared Firmino so either you accept these procedures or you don’t but let’s not try and have things all ways. It was embarrassing and disgraceful and no doubt why Klopp sought him out at the end. Hang your head in shame if you joined in with that chant.

{Ed025's Note - 100% agree with all of that mate..