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Liverpool have shown no humility, understanding or awareness

GETTY SHIRTY: Luis Suarez and team mates in the controversial t-shirts they wore in response to his eight-match ban

AFTER THE release of the 115-page document covering every inch of the Independent Commission's investigation, Liverpool Football Club have decided to accept Luiz Suarez' eight-game ban which commenced on Tuesday night.

However, they still allude to the fact that Suarez was being treated unfairly by the FA, prior to the hearing. If this were true, why did they not use their veto to remove any panel member they didn't feel comfortable with? Also, it is not the FA's fault that Suarez' evidence was deemed inconsistent.

Yesterday's statement from both the club and the player, has shown that they are still not willing to take any responsibility; from the initial event to the ensuing furore. If Liverpool want to continue to spout off about cultural differences then surely they should be getting their player(s) involved with one of the many important football campaigns such as Kick It Out and Show Racism the Red Card. They need to ensure that the player has a better understanding of why he was punished and the differences between what is acceptable.

I understand there are variations in each language, but having lived in Spain, I can honestly say that no one ever called me a 'negro' in a friendly or playful manner. The only time I heard it, it was said in an aggressive and deliberately offensive manner to myself or other members of my family.

Now while I never found this acceptable, I understood I was in a different country and that things, particularly language, are extremely different. Should the individual alter to the country they reside in, or should it be the other way around?

And for me, this is the point that Liverpool FC are missing. While they are blaming everyone else, maybe they are ignoring the fact that they should have been the ones to educate their player regarding these so called cultural differences, and then this unfortunate incident may never have happened in the first place.

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