Liverpool’s Shirt Sponsors ‘Disappointed’ Over Handshake Row
February 13, 2012
Liverpool’s major shirt sponsors Standard Chartered are unhappy with the actions on Saturday from the club and player Luis Suarez and have wrote to the U.S. owners regarding their dissatisfaction.
Standard Chartered, cheap pills a bank, pay £20 million per year to have their name emblazoned across Liverpool’s shirts but the racial abuse row that led into the handshake shenanigans on Saturday at Old Trafford have left them concerned about having their name associated with the club.
“We were very disappointed by Saturday’s incident and have discussed our concerns with the club,” the bank said in a statement.
It is believed the letter Standard Chartered sent to Liverpool’s U.S. owners over the weekend helped defuse the race row and led to the club, manager and player’s apology that came yesterday to help repair the reputation of one of England’s most successful teams.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez apologised for not shaking Patrice Evra’s hand before the 2-1 defeat at Manchester United and manager Kenny Dalglish also said sorry about his heated post-match reaction and failing to condemn his player.
Liverpool have denied to comment about pressure being put on them and their staff to apologise.
Meanwhile the English Football Association, the body who imposed the eight-match ban on Suarez in the first place, have said today they will take no action over Suarez’s refusal to shake hands as it is not a disciplinary issue.
by Ismail Uddin