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The Suarez business tied neatly tied with the media's flattery of Dalglish.
The inquisitor from Sky TV assessed the manager’s mood and served him up a slow full toss.
‘Did Andy Carroll do everything but score tonight?’ he inquired. Dalglish grunted a few unrevealing platitudes, and the deferential tone was set.
The player was found guilty and received an eight-match ban and £40,000 fine. An initial reading of the commission’s findings, published on Saturday night, suggests a scrupulously thorough and balanced process with an apparently appropriate sanction.
Yet through all this, Liverpool FC’s stance has been that of the affronted victim. Long before they saw the detailed findings, they called the decision ‘extraordinary’ and ‘incredible’.
They impugned the character of Patrice Evra. They allowed players and manager to parade in ‘supportive’ T-shirts, a piece of imbecilic posturing.
Dalglish himself plumbed the deepest depths when he tweeted: ‘Let’s not let him walk alone.’ It was a cheap and demeaning attempt to evoke the tradition of a great football club in the service of one who had been found guilty by the FA of a serious offence.