In the lead-up to this particular Manchester United-Liverpool match, much has been said in view of the return of Luis Suarez following a long spell of a match ban stemming from racist allegations by Patrice Evra.
Of course, these two characters had to set the tone of the match, with Suarez refusing to shake Evra’s hand—naturally, Evra and practically the entire Manchester population had to make a big deal out of it and further vilify Suarez. If any of these maggots were thinking, why should Suarez be coerced into doing something that’s for show? I mean, if someone accused you of being a racist and helped effect an extended ban, why should you shake his hand when there are obviously no feelings of reconciliation?
On the flipside, if Evra were sincere with his gesture, he should have just accepted the cold shoulder and composed himself with grace—which clearly was missing when he yanked Suarez’s arm as he shook David de Gea’s hand.
(Of course, if you ask me for a PR perspective, it would probably have done Suarez better to just shake the cunt’s hand and let his performance on the pitch do the talking.)
Now let’s move onto the match. The first half was rather tentative, with the most entertaining moment being Evra and Rio Ferdinand bumping each other, resulting to Ferdinand going all upside-down. Liverpool’s defense kept up with a couple of shots on goal by Manchester United. The second half, however, was a different story. It was marked by two easy goals from Wayne Rooney (who looks like he had the hair plugs fixed to resemble a faux-hawk). Liverpool did not show up for a good portion of the second half, with Manchester United gaining more possession and more shots on goal.
Liverpool only began to fight in the last 10 minutes of the match, with Luis Suarez scoring at the 81st minute, to make the final score 2-1. Honestly, it didn’t feel like Liverpool was hungry enough for the match. No one else was there to make an impact.
What was more infuriating was how Evra was celebrating after the match. I wouldn’t say anything further about it, but just that he displayed sheer lack of class. At the end of the day, Suarez is still the bigger man than Evra.