Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has broken his silence over Luis Suarez's ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra.
The Liverpool striker was suspended for eight games and fined �40,000 after being found guilty of using insulting words towards the United full-back, with reference to Evra's skin colour.
Ferguson last night implied the Reds should accept the sanction. "Our support of Patrice was obvious right from the word go and that's still the same," he said, in comments reported by the Guardian.
"The matter is over and I think we're satisfied that they (the FA's independent commission) found the right decision. This wasn't about Man Utd and Liverpool at all. It was nothing to do with that. This was an individual situation where one person was racially abused."