We had a good idea about Suarez. Whether it was nigger, negrito or negro, we knew a word was used that could be construed as being a racist term was used. Whether it was completely innocent or not, we knew he said something. And as I keep saying in this regard, if you go back on the Liverpool news section of any site or media output, you'll see nothing but stories about players talking up Suarez at the club, the manager saying something, the t-shirts, someone in Uruguay saying something. So it was always in the media spotlight and it was always going to be commented on. For each of those stories, there was always a bit more leaked out about the incident.
With Terry, it's been handled much quieter. Maybe that's just luck. They saw what Liverpool were doing and the reaction they were getting. But there's been very little leaked out. I still have no idea of what actually happened. And by that I mean there isn't enough speculation or rumours out there to suggest he is guilty or not guilty. Look, there is obvious bias for the England stars. We know that. But I think part of the issue here is that no one can really say much about this case because it's going through the courts. Say too much and you could prejudice the case. So journalists have to be very careful in this. I haven't read anyone really condemning him but nor too have I read anyone defending him.
If Holt is saying that then he's a fool. The issue is a hot topic now. You really have to deal with the subject head on and correctly. The British PM is talking about it today. Look at the Mirror and there's a story about the PM, a story about an ITV report using coloured rather than black, story about Morrison being done for a homophobic tweet and another attack by an anti-racist group, a local one at that:http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Local-anti-racism-groups-criticise-Liverpool-over-support-for-Luis-Suarez-article868015.html
I just don't see anyone getting away with this at the moment. I expect Terry to be well hammered over it if he is found guilty. I don't think the FA have any choice in this.
A big part of the issue here is related to a report I read which I can't find. Don't know the truth of this but apparently Suarez gave an interview to some Uruguay TV station which he said he knew what he did on the pitch to Evra and that Evra should have kept it on the pitch. Blatter said something similar. So there probably is a case where there is a lot of this happening every week but only a very small bit of it reported.
Having said that, the Utd supported who was done a few weeks ago was actually outed by supporters around him. It's just such a hot topic now and you have to be really really careful.