Evans disappointed with Suarez
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has criticised Luis Suarez for refusing to shake team-mate Patrice Evra's hand.
Last Updated: 13/02/12 8:20am
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has expressed his disappointment with Luis Suarez for refusing to shake team-mate Patrice Evra's hand.
The Liverpool striker has been widely criticised for snubbing Evra ahead of United's 2-1 win at Old Trafford.
It was the first time the pair had faced each other since Suarez was found guilty of racially abusing the Frenchman and then banned for eight matches by the Football Association.
The Uruguayan has since apologised for rejecting Evra's hand and admitted his actions were a mistake.
And Evans has blamed Suarez for failing to take the opportunity to draw a line under the affair.
"It is disappointing he didn't shake his hand because Patrice was the one who has been racially abused," said Evans. "We don't want to see that in football.
"I think it could have ended there and then with a handshake."
He added: "There was a bit of animosity created over the handshake. Other players noticed it.
"We had been talking about it in the changing room and whether he would shake his hand.
"I said 'I think if you offer a handshake, then you will come out with a lot of respect'."