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Sir Alex Ferguson slams 'ridiculous' Liverpool

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Sir Alex Ferguson has questioned Liverpool's decision to publicly back Luis Suarez after the striker's high-profile incident with Patrice Evra.

Liverpool's then manager Kenny Dalglish allowed his players to wear t-shirts supporting Suarez during their pre-match warm up against Wigan Athletic after the Uruguayan had been accused of racially abusing Evra.

Suarez was later found guilty of racially abusing the Red Devils left-back and was subsequently handed a 10-match ban for the incident which took place in a game between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on October 15 2011.

Ferguson has since blasted Liverpool legend Dalglish and their American owners for the way they handled the affair.

The 71-year-old was particularly surprised that a club of Liverpool's stature would treat such a serious incident with so much negligence.

"Liverpool wore those T-shirts supporting Suarez, which I thought was the most ridiculous thing for a club of Liverpool’s stature," Ferguson said in his new autobiography.

"I think Kenny was falling back on the chip on the shoulder. The problem I felt was there was no Peter Robinson at Liverpool. He would never have allowed the situation to be handled like it was.

"The young directors there idolised Kenny and there was no-one to say: 'Hey, behave yourself, this is out of order, this is Liverpool Football Club'."

You can read the key revelations from Ferguson's new autobiography here - http://www.givemesport.com/393369-sir-alex-fergusons-my-autobiography-key-revelations

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