Last Updated: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:42
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre says Luis Suarez retains the club's full support and will not be affected by controversy.
The fall-out continues to rumble on from the Uruguay international's handball for the second goal in the 2-1 FA Cup win at Mansfield.
Even a Methodist minister from the Nottinghamshire town has waded into the debate, criticising the "evil" of a lack of sportsmanship in football in general.
But Ayre, who dismissed claims by Stags chairman John Radford he was embarrassed by Suarez's actions, said the striker had nothing to worry about.
"There have been plenty of decisions which have gone against Luis this season," he said.
"These things seem to follow Luis around and it's unfortunate, but he has our full support.
"He's a fantastic player who makes a huge contribution to the club.
"Knowing Luis, it won't affect him as he's a very strong character."
Have you an opinion on this story? Put your money where your mouth is and claim a free £25 bet.