Poyet jumps to Suarez defence
Uruguayan Gus Poyet has jumped to the defence of countryman Luis Suarez over allegations he racially abused Patrice Evra.
Last Updated: 18/11/11 8:39am
Former Uruguay midfielder Gus Poyet has jumped to the defence of countryman Luis Suarez over allegations he racially abused Patrice Evra.
The Liverpool striker has been charged by the Football Association after Evra told French television station Canal Plus that Suarez had used a racist insult to him "at least 10 times" during last month's 1-1 Premier League draw at Anfield.
The Reds stated earlier this week that Suarez will plead 'not guilty' to the charge when he returned from international duty and that they remain "fully supportive" in the matter.
The Brighton man says he was often abused during his seven years in Spain prior to joining Chelsea and thinks Evra is 'crying like a baby' by complaining.
"I played for seven years in Spain and was called everything because I was from South America," said the former Tottenham man.
"And I never went out crying like a baby, like Patrice Evra, saying that someone said something to me.
"I believe Suarez. It's simple. I am surprised in a really sad way that he has been charged.
"I think it is worse to charge someone because you trust one person when you have no proof."
He added: "I am sad because it is going to become too easy. I can make a complaint about an opposition manager and if I take it as far as I can he will be charged.
"Why are we going to take one person's word over another's?"