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POLL: Are Liverpool FC players right to show solidarity with Luis Suarez?

One Irish football legend is not happy that Kenny Dalglish and his side wore pro-Suarez t-shirts last night. Do you agree with him?

Liverpool players wore the t-shirts in the warm-up last night.
Liverpool players wore the t-shirts in the warm-up last night.
Image: Tim Hales/AP/Press Association Images

IRELAND FOOTBALL LEGEND Paul McGrath has today voiced his disappointment at the reaction of Liverpool FC to Luis Suarez’s guilty verdict.

The Anfield striker was this week found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra during a game in October.

The Uruguayan was handed an eight-game ban and fined £40,000. He has two weeks to appeal.

Last night, Liverpool’s first-team squad released a joint statement in which they gave their full backing to Suarez.

Before the goalless draw with Wigan, the players wore t-shirts depicting the centre-forward on the front, with his name and number emblazoned on the back.

Afterwards, manager Kenny Dalglish said the gesture showed “the boys’ respect and admiration” for their team-mate.

McGrath, however, tweeted today: “As x footballer havin experienced racist comments throughout my career I was saddened to see Liverpool players wear those tshirts last nite. I would have been much happier if they had worn anti racist t shirts.”

So what do you think? Are the Liverpool players and management right to stand by their man – despite the guilty verdict?

Poll Results:

No (278)
Yes (258)
Don't know/care (30)

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