Patrice Evra put his personal feelings about Luis Suarez aside and voted for him as his PFA Player of the Year in this year’s nominations, The Mirror has reported.
Suarez was found guilty of racially abusing Evra back in 2011 but the Frenchman has reportedly voted for Suarez in the past two seasons, despite the fact that his team-mate Robin van Persie was so influential in the Premier League last season.
If the reports are true, it is a class act from Evra.
He has every right to completely ignore Suarez, let alone vote for him as Player of the Year but he put aside his differences to vote for who he felt was the best footballer. This season, Suarez has been the best player.
“Suarez is an outstanding footballer, but no-one at United could believe it when Patrice voted for him,” a dressing-room insider told The Mirror.
“It shows the measure of the man that he didn’t allow what happened between them to cloud his judgement.
“He clearly doesn’t bear a grudge.”
— Kevin Palmer 💙 (@RealKevinPalmer) April 19, 2014