Not a supporter of either team but Suárez's punishment was obscene in this situation when Captain Wifeshagger John Terry was only banned for 4 matches for calling someone a "f--- black c---, fucking knobhead." Evra's was understandably offended to a degree, because nègre in French doesn't usualy have a polite colloquial usuage the was negro or negrito/a has in Spanish, and he presumably wouldn't have been aware of the difference. But you'd think Uruguay was some kind of backward racist hellhole (like much of rural America or Britain) from the way its players have been disproportionately punished and attacked by the FA and the British media.Basically Liverpool would have probably kicked up a stink because Suarez was banned for 3 matches I think for calling Patrice Evra Negrito.
Apparently some Spanish language ‘expert’ had claimed that it was racist.
I wonder what kind of "expert" was consulted. In my Spanish grammar class at UBA, we've discussed "el lenguaje inclusivo" meanwhile we still refer to bold text as letras en negrita. One of my favotite Colombian musicians, Leonor González Mina, is affectionately called La Negra Grande de Colombia (even a recent documentary about her on TVP used the nickname).