Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has revealed that he received death threats after his racism row with Luis Suarez.
We’re in jail, we’re Liverpool fans. When we get out, we’re going to kill you and your family’.Patrice Evra
Former Liverpool striker, Suarez was charged by the Football Association for using racist chants on the defender, and was found guilty, he was banned for eight matches plus a £40,000 fine.
Patrice Evra has revealed after the incident with Luiz Suarez at Anfield. He had to take extra measures to protect himself and his family.
He said he didn’t expect the incident to be made public, and also was surprised by the next thing that followed.
In a Podcast with Official Manchester, United Evra said: “After it was in the papers, and Manchester United received so many threatening letters about me.
‘We’re in jail, we’re Liverpool fans. When we get out, we’re going to kill you and your family’.
“For two months, I had security everywhere I went. They were sleeping in front of my house. Everywhere I went, the security followed me. It was a tough time, but I wasn’t scared’. he added.
“My family were scared: my wife and brother, but I wasn’t. I couldn’t understand why people hated me so much. They didn’t know the truth.”
The former Juventus defender said he has since forgiven the Uruguayan, he revealed he spoke with the now-Barcelona attacker in the tunnel before the 2015 Champions League final with Juventus.
“I will never call Suarez a racist person because I don’t know him personally.
“Even when we played in the Champions League final when I was playing for Juventus, I shook his hand in the corridor and spoke to him. said Evra
“I forgive really fast, but I just don’t understand when someone is being the victim, why the media or even the people around say, ‘Stop crying.’ I don’t cry. I don’t need to cry’.”