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Powar: 'Tribal fervour' at Anfield

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The head of European football's anti-racism group believes Liverpool's reaction to the Luis Suarez saga has created "a tribal fervour" at Anfield.

Suarez was found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra by a Football Association-appointed independent regulatory commission last month, and now Piara Powar, executive director of European football's anti-discrimination body FARE, claims some supporters are reacting in a worrying manner.

Powar, who has already urged the FA to charge Liverpool and manager Kenny Dalglish with bringing the game into disrepute, told Sportsweek on BBC Radio Five Live: "If you look at the comments Dalglish has been making, if you look at how Liverpool resort to defend what they see as an injustice, look at the way their fans have been whipped up into a tribal fervour."

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Football
Premier League
Kenny Dalglish
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Patrice Evra
Luis Suarez
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