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This guy is an out- and out cheat. I'm aware that most players cheat but Suarez's incessant cheating is ridiculous.
How he can go down like that to con the referee like he has been shot is unbelievable.
Thank goodness justice was done when Foster saved the soft penalty awarded.
He's certainly cheated in the past (as has pretty much every professional footballer) but if you're going to call him a cheat for feeling a nudge in the back and going to ground, then I think you should be complaining about many others.
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Sorry for a belated response.
As I highlighted in my opening post, most footballers cheat. In fact, I was ashamed and felt badly for WBA when Cazorla dived against them early in the season at the Emirates. Being an isolated incident in his game, I was able to forgive Cazorla on that occasion but what he did was wrong and uncalled for as we were on top of WBA at the time. Even though we won the match but I felt that the 3 points was tainted as a result of cheating.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to singled one Suarez unfairly for criticism, but what I dislike about him is the constant bickering to the officials, trying to gain advantage unfairly when playing and electing to go down at any slightest of touch on him. Strangely enough, I was watching the African of Nations final on Sunday between Nigeria and Burkina Faso. An incident happened in Burkina Faso's penalty box leading up to Nigeria's match winning goal when Victor Moses was clattered by one of the Burkina Faso's defenders. Moses could have easily gone down and nobody would blame the referee for awarding a penalty kick, in fact the commentators said that he should have done that to earn his side a penalty, but Moses didn't and tried to stay on his feet. And they were rewarded for his honesty.
I'm not disputing the fact that there's a nudge in his back, but for me he played for the penalty by sandwiching himself between the two defenders which is another form of cheating in my book.
ps. you don't work for sky do you.
The after match interviewer is asking question after question about the award of a penalty that didn't go in. It's almost like there's a media-witch hunt or something eh ;-)
I am seeing more and more posts from Reds on other forums deploring this guy. He wears the shirt but he discredits it so many times with his antics. Tonight again was no different.
He is an exceptional player. But I find myself disliking him more and more with each unsavoury incident.
Honestly Robert - not really. Certainly no more so than watching any game of footy.
Players whinge at referees and have done for years (Ashley Cole, John Terry & Wayne Rooney are just three high profile examples). Players hit the turf when contact has been made with them (I have given an example of Shane Long in the same game there are loads other).
In short, lots of players behave in the way Suarez does. I wish it wasn't so (and I'm certainly not excusing Suarez for it) but to continually single him out above anyone else strikes me as not right.
If you're going to ask me questions that I've just answered then this might turn into a lengthy thread!
"Honestly Robert - not really" - was my answer.
Maybe that is because I've gotten used to it as I see it every time I watch a football match (Liverpool or not). So, no, it's not Liverpool/Suarez dependant.
How about you - do you find those things unsavoury? And if so, are they still unsavoury when a Chelsea player does them? Or are they unsavoury when a Chelsea player does them but you think it shouldn't be said?
My questions were just trying to clarify what you were saying before I opined about it.
Yes, I think the way he went down and strongly appealed was unsavoury, and his sarcastic clapping of the referee, for which he was rightly booked, was unsavoury. And yes, they would be if done by Chelsea players too.
I'm surprised you don't think so.
Any form of cheating is both undesirable and unacceptable. Suarez is of course a high profile player who is certainly far from alone in cheating but who is more "newsworthy" than less highly profiled players. Hence the circus which commences after every "Suarez" episode and not every time a player cheats, which is all too often week in week out
So, no defending Suarez here from me. That said, perhaps it would be more balanced , if un-newsworthy, to highlight these incidents every time they occur? I think perhaps morally yes but in reality it ain´t going to happen!
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