The Football Association have released a statement confirming that they will investigate claims from Manchester United defender Patrice Evra that he was racially abused by Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
Evra has told the FA that the incident occurred during his side’s 1-1 draw at Anfield on Saturday, while a spokesman for Suarez has ‘categorically denied’ the allegation.
An FA statement read: “Referee Andre Marriner was made aware of an allegation at the end of the fixture and has reported this to the FA.”
It added: “The FA will now begin making enquiries into the matter.”
Evra has been quoted as telling French TV station Canal Plus: “There are cameras, you can see him [Suarez] say a certain word to me at least 10 times.”
The game at Anfield ended in a 1-1 draw after Steven Gerrard’s opener was cancelled out by Javier Hernandez, but Evra’s allegation may prove to overshadow other events during the game.