Luis Suarez

Jamie Carragher has admitted Liverpool were wrong to back Luis Suarez during the 2011 racism row with Patrice Evra.

Suarez and Evra clashed at Anfield in October 2011 which resulted in the Liverpool striker being handed an eight-match ban by the Football Association after he was found guilty of misconduct for using insulting words towards the Manchester United defender.

When the Reds turned out against Wigan in December 2011, during the warm-up, Kenny Dalglish’s players – including Carragher – wore t-shirts in support of their Liverpool team-mate and Carragher now admits this was wrong.

The former Liverpool defender, who was addressing the matter with Evra on ‘Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football’ last night, said: “Apologies. We got it massively wrong. There’s no doubt we made a massive mistake.

“I’m not lying on that and saying I wasn’t part of it because as the club we got it wrong and I was vice-captain. I’m not sure who was actually behind it.

“What I would say is that maybe I, as an individual, lacked the courage to say I wasn’t wearing it.

“I don’t think everyone at Liverpool thought what we were doing was right.

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“Your first reaction – no matter what someone does – is to support them even if they are wrong.”

Evra commented: “I saw it. I was watching the game. I was like, this is ridiculous. It is unbelievable.

“I understand you always have to support your player because this is your team. But this was after the ban.

“What message do you send to the world? Supporting someone being banned because he used some racist words.”

KOPTALK was heavily critical of the club for the decision to wear the t-shirts at the time. We were CAPS-LOCK’D to death by Liverpool supporters for our stance on the matter, so it’s good to see someone from the club finally admit that they got it wrong.