The former Manchester United defender has received death threats


French Patrice Evra, the former defender of Manchester United, revealed that he had received death threats after the racist incident with Uruguayan # Luis_Suares, while the latter was a player in the rivals Liverpool in 2011.

Suarez, the English association, suspended 8 games, after being convicted of misconduct and directing racist speech to Evra, which included comments about the skinned French brown during the month of October at “Anfield” stadium that year.

However, Liverpool led a public defense campaign for Suarez during a period of heightened tension between the two rival clubs. The curse of the current Barcelona player increased when he refused to shake hands with Evra in the following confrontation in February 2012 at the Old Trafford.

The former French international said the repercussions of the dispute amounted to letters of death threat to him and his family.

“Manchester United has received many threatening messages for me. People said: We are in prison, we are Liverpool fans. When we go out, we will kill you and your family,” the former Marseille and Monaco player told the Red Devils website.

Evra acknowledged that the nature of the threats made him obliged to use bodyguards, revealing that “for two months, I was surrounded by security men wherever I went. They slept in front of my house. Wherever I went, they followed me.”

The former left back continued: “It was a difficult period, but I was not afraid. My family was afraid: my wife and brother, not me. I couldn’t understand why people hated me so much. They didn’t know the truth.”

The former Italian Juventus player confirmed that he forgave his opponent until he spoke with him before the 2015 Champions League final, which brought together Barcelona and the club “Old Lady”.

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