On this day in 2012, Patrice Evra celebrated in front of Luis Suarez after Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool

Manchester United French defender Patric

In October 2011, Liverpool and Manchester United played out a 1-1 draw at Anfield.

The game was marred by a clash between Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra.

Suarez was later charged of racially abusing the Man United player and was handed an eight game ban and a £40,000 fine.

His second game since returning from his ban, which came on this day in 2012, came against United at Old Trafford.

All eyes were on what would happen between Suarez and Evra.

And it kicked off even before the first whistle.

Suarez refused to shake Evra's hand in the build-up, leading to an angry reaction from the Frenchman.

Rio Ferdinand also decided to not shake Suarez's hand.

And it was Evra who would be laughing after the game.

Wayne Rooney's quick-fire brace just after half-time gave the hosts a 2-0 lead heading into the final 15 minutes.

Suarez pulled one back 10 minutes from time, but Liverpool were unable to find an equaliser and succumbed to a 2-1 defeat.

Evra reacted to the final whistle with jubilance and thought he would rub it in as Suarez trudged off the pitch.

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He ran up to Suarez and celebrated right in front of him. This caused an angry reaction from Liverpool players, who ran to confront Evra.

Suarez, though, barely took any notice as he continued to walk off the pitch.

Evra has since maintained that he does not hate Suarez, although he did admit he wanted to punch him at the time.

"I don't know if Suarez is a racist. I don't know his family. I don't know his background. But racism is so big for so many years and that day, there was racist abuse," Evra told the Daily Mail last April.

Manchester United's French defender Patr

"So when we went to the hearing, they listened to me because I said I didn't want them to punish him and I don't know him close enough to say he is racist but he used that racist word.

"I don't hate him. I never hated him. I wanted to punch him at the time but for me to hate someone is impossible.

"I don't have hate in my heart. I can react but hate is a strong word for me. When I was asked to pick a team of my best players, I named Suarez as one of my XI."

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