The secret is out. Well, actually, we now know the word which Luis Suarez said to Patrice Evra. Yes, the word which started this whole debacle and to be honest, now that we know the word and its meaning, the whole issue just got a tad more confusing. The word, ladies and gentlemen, is ‘Negrito’. And the reason for that confusion is that it is also a word which can have different meaning with different perceptive. Which means that it is like a lot of other words in different languages, which have different meanings in different surroundings.
Basically the word will have different meaning depending upon the When’s, How’s & Where’s of the word being said.
Going forward, let’s see how Wikipedia describes the term Negrito. According to Wikipedia ‘The term “Negrito” is the Spanish diminutive of negro, i.e. “little black person”, referring to their small stature, and was coined by early European explorers.”
So Negrito literally means little black person. And it origins from the term ‘Negro’.
Another Wikipedia excerpt tells us that “It is similar to the use of the word “nigga” in urban communities in the United States. For example, one might say to a friend, “Negro Como andas (literally “Hey, black one, how are you doing?”). In this case, the diminutive negrito is used, as a term of endearment meaning “pal”, “buddy” or “friend”. Negrito has come to be used to refer to a person of any ethnicity or color, and also can have a sentimental or romantic connotation similar to “sweetheart,” or “dear” in English (in the Philippines, negrito was used for a local dark-skinned short person, living in the Negros islands among other places).”
Now the above description from Wikipedia tells us that the word ‘negrito’ is basically used as an endearment term. Now, coming back to the Luis Suarez case, it is hard for any person on this planet except Suarez himself , to tell us how did he mean it, when he used the term against Evra.
By the looks of it, look like FA has got a big load of a MOTHER in their hand with this case. And we wish them good luck in their efforts to resolve the issue.
Sources for the excerpts: Wikipedia