RACISM ROW

  • Suarez reopens racism row by criticising FA May 26, 2012

    Liverpool: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has criticised the FA for the eightmatch ban he was given after racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra. The 25yearold was found guilty of racially abusing Evra last October by an independent panel appointed by the FA, and was subsequently handed an eightgame ban, but...
  • Liverpool sponsors disappointed by Suarez affair February 14, 2012

    London: Liverpool's biggest sponsors criticized the club on Monday for their conduct during the fractious Premier League match against Manchester United that was marred by Luis Suarez's refusal to shake hands with Patrice Evra. The image of one of England's most successful teams took another battering on Saturday when Suarez snubbed...
  • Suarez apologizes for snubbing Evra handshake February 13, 2012

    London: Luis Suarez apologized on Sunday for snubbing Patrice Evra in a prematch handshake as Liverpool publicly condemned the striker for the first time in a longrunning racism row that has tarnished the name of one of England's biggest clubs. The Uruguay international was widely criticized for failing to shake Evra's...
  • 'Lost respect' for Suarez, says Ferdinand February 12, 2012

    Manchester: Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he has "lost respect" for Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan refused to shake hands with Patrice Evra prior to Manchester United's 21 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford. Saturday's encounter between the two sides saw Suarez start for the first time since returning from an...
  • Dalglish defends Suarez after handshake snub February 12, 2012

    Manchester: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish claimed he was unaware that Luis Suarez had refused to shake Manchester United defender Patrice Evra's hand before their defeat at Old Trafford, and insisted the Uruguayan was not to blame for a tense match on Saturday. Suarez, who was given an eightmatch ban earlier in...
  • 'Suarez should never play for Liverpool again' February 11, 2012

    London: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has slammed Luis Suarez, saying he should never play for Liverpool again after refusing to shake the hand of Patrice Evra before Saturday's Premier League match between the fierce rivals. Wayne Rooney scored twice, before a late consolation from Suarez, as Manchester United beat Liverpool...
  • Watch: Suarez refuses to shake hands with Evra February 11, 2012

    Manchester: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez refused to shake Manchester United defender Patrice Evra's hand, when the two were involved in an angry confrontation on Saturday during a prematch handshake in the players' first meeting since the Liverpool forward was banned for racially abusing the France international. Evra extended his hand to...
  • Aus media slams Sachin over 'Monkeygate' row January 2, 2012

    Sydney: As Sachin Tendulkar gears up for his 100th international ton in the second Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Tuesday, a leading newspaper in Australia has stirred up the 'Monkeygate' controversy on the eve of the match, and questioned the Little Master's role in that...
  • BBC host in racism row after mocking India December 31, 2011

    London: Controversial TV personality Jeremy Clarkson has once again been accused of racism after mocking Indian culture in a 'Top Gear' Christmas Special on BBC. Viewers were furious after Clarkson staged a series of 'Carry On' style digs at India's trains, toilets, clothing, food and history, The Daily Mail reported. At...
  • New Australian envoy to India to work on damage control September 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Brand Australia's image has been dented by the wave of violence against Indian students in recent months, the country's new envoy to India said on Thursday, adding that corrective steps are under way to ensure zero tolerance to such incidents. "Considering the intensity of the negative publicity that we...
  • Australian govt invites Indian community for talks June 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Concerned with growing criticism in the Indian community over racist attacks, Australias New South Wales government will meet Indian leaders on Friday June 5, 2007 to discuss safety issues. This will be the latest in a series of appeasement measures taken by the Australian administration. Indian students held...
  • BCCI held tour to ransom: Aussie media January 30, 2008

    New Delhi: The Australian media has slammed Cricket Australia and the ICC for letting Harbahajan off the hook. Criticising the judgement, it has unitedly blasted the BCCI for getting the ban revoked due to its financial clout. The band was tuned up and a delighted family danced to the beats of...
  • Human, database errors save Harbhajan January 30, 2008

    Adelaide: There appears to be no end to the controversy. The Appeals Commissioner Justice John Hansen elaborated on his verdict on Wednesday and made it clear that Andrew Symonds was equally a guilty party. But Harbhajan too was fortunate to escape with just a fine. The Australians were the accusers, and...
  • ICC error saved Harbhajan from ban: Judge | The ruling January 30, 2008

    Sydney: An administrative mistake by the International Cricket Council (ICC) saved spinner Harbhajan Singh from a possible suspension, the judge who heard his case said on Wednesday. Harbhajan was fined half his match fee after pleading guilty to using offensive language against Australian allrounder Andrew Symonds during the second test in...
  • $60million catch made Aussies dilute Bhajji case | Word is out January 29, 2008

    Sydney: A fear of losing $60 million if India terminated the tour midway made the Australian cricket board force the reluctant Australian players to dilute the charge of racial abuse against Harbhajan Singh, local media reported on Tuesday. Cricket Australia (CA), which took legal advice, told its players that...
  • In Pics: IndiaAustralia courtroom drama January 29, 2008

    The verdict is out. The charge of using a racially abusive term has been dropped against Harbhajan Singh. ...
  • Bhajji fined 50% fee, no ban | What are these offences January 29, 2008

    Adelaide: Indian offspinner Harbhajan Singh escaped with a fine of 50 per cent of his match fee for the Sydney Test as the racial slur charge against him was dropped after a hearing here on Tuesday. Harbhajan had been charged with a level 3.3 offence by match referee Mike Procter for...
  • Bhajji shadow threatens to halt India tour Down Under January 28, 2008

    Adelaide/Mumbai: After a couple of weeks of simmering in the background, the racism row involving Harbhajan Singh has cast its shadow once again over India's tour of Australia. The turmoil came to the forefront after Justice John Hansen, who is to hear the appeal said on Monday that fresh evidence...
  • German army in new racism row April 14, 2007

    Berlin: A video showing a German army instructor telling one of his soldiers to envision AfricanAmericans in the Bronx while firing his machine gun was broadcast on Saturday on national television. The video, coming after scandals involving photos of German soldiers posing with skulls in Afghanistan and the abuse of recruits...