Originally Posted by http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/manchester-united/8899191/Sir-Alex-Ferguson-says-Gus-Poyets-views-on-Manchester-Uniteds-Patrice-Evra-in-Luis-Suarez-race-row-a-bit-silly.html
"I can assure you and everyone Luis is not a racist. We use different words and it is a different kind of situation.
"We live in Uruguay with plenty of people who have different colour skin. We all live together and play football together.
"What hurts me the most is that you accuse someone. Luis Suarez has been accused of being a racist."
"You cannot accuse people without a proper investigation, especially when it's a foreigner who is coming from a different place where we treat people of colour in a different way," he said.
"So it was very easy to accuse someone. Luis Suarez is 100% not a racist.
"You are not racist when you go against one, but [you are] if you go against the whole world of different colour and nationalities. That is being racist, not saying one word in one moment.
To a degree, I agree with him because of the bits in bold.
If race is not an issue, it is not condemned as much because it has lost the menace and persecution it would have if one race was viewed as superior to another.
When people from a handful of races play together regularly it becomes simply another thing to wind up the other man with, such as calling somebody fat, ginger, ugly etc.
Places like France have a lot more racism where people are discriminated against a lot more, which is why Evra has kicked up a fuss, and rightly so, but I understand where Poyet is coming from in saying that Suarez did not mean it in a malicious way.
(Suarez is still a cvnt mind)