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Tuesday 12 December 2017

'He is a disgrace' - stars react to Suarez

ALEX FERGUSON: "He is a disgrace to Liverpool Football Club."

"That player should not be allowed to play for Liverpool again. The history that club has got - and he does that." - Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson on Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's apparent refusal to shake Patrice Evra's hand.

Kenny Dalglish: "I think you are very severe and bang out of order to blame Luis Suarez for anything that happened here today, right?" - Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish turns on Sky Sports interviewer Geoff Shreeves as he tries to broach the subject after the game.

Gordon Taylor (PFA chief): "I just felt quite sick in my stomach.".

Alan Hansen (BBC pundit): "For Suarez to snub Evra is totally unacceptable. Liverpool have given Suarez total support through thick and thin and I think he's let Kenny down, he's let the club down and he's let himself down."

Garth Crooks (BBC pundit): "I don't accept Kenny Dalglish saying he does not want to talk about it. What does that mean? Does he agree with it?"

Clark Carlisle (PFA chairman): "If anything he poured a bit of fuel on the fire and exacerbated the situation, and it was a shame to see that Kenny Dalglish seemed to have no inkling it had happened."

Kevin Keegan (ex-Liverpool): "To come out and say a player shouldn't play for another club that you have no control of, I think is wrong. Instead of calming this down, they've allowed it to escalate."

Stan Collymore (ex-Liverpool): "I hope League Man Assc [sic] takes a look at the woeful recent actions of some of its members."

Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd): "After seeing what I saw I decided not to shake his hand. I lost all respect for the guy after that."

New York Times: "If the Fenway Sports Group is to be the responsible team owner in soccer that it has proved to be in baseball, it needs to get hold of Liverpool, its club in England's Premier League, and repair its global image fast."

Jeremy Hunt (British Culture Secretary): "It is incredibly depressing. It was very unsporting behaviour and I am sure the Football Association will look to see if any rules were broken."

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