Luis Suárez, when will you learn?
Okay, he hasn’t done anything monumentally disastrous, this time, but the Uruguayan forward has hit out at the British media.
The 26-year-old Liverpool striker is currently on international duty with Uruguay ahead of their Confederations Cup campaign in Brazil, and speaking to the media in South America Suárez didn’t point the finger at himself for his problems.
But if we’re being honest, that isn’t much of a surprise given his previous comments after several events that have soured his relationships with not only soccer fans in England, but across the globe.
Currently on a 10-game ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic towards the end of last season, Suárez is now stating he is the victim.
Ever since I arrived I have felt bad, they [the media] have never judged me for my play but with the attitude that he dives, protests, makes gestures, racism … everything. They have never spoken well of me. For that reason, when I was told I could win the Player of the Year award, I said: ‘I will not get excited as I know that I will never win an important award in England.’
So if Suárez seems bitter about the way the British media have treated him, can you blame him? His everyday life and that of his family has been seriously hampered due to his actions on the soccer field. But he knew that when he became a professional. Every move is scrutinized on and off the pitch, you are a role model and a leader in society. Like it or not.
But Suárez can’t help but plead his stance as the victim in all this, especially after his ban for racist abused the English FA deemed was directed towards Manchester United’s Patrice Evra.
Without any proof they gave me an eight-match ban but with Terry, where they had proof, lip-readers, they gave him four. I’m South American and I think that’s the root of all of this. After the [Evra] suspension people would come up to me, this is something that really touched me and they would say: ‘Luis, forget everything and stay.’ But I can’t forget as it was something that I had to suffer, that my family had to suffer, and away from football I have a family to support and who are hurt by these things.
We understand you have a family to protect and look after, Luis. But why do you keep putting yourself in these situations time and time again?
Biting players on multiple occasions, diving to win penalty kicks numerous times and allegedly using racist terms towards other players. I think instead of blaming the British media or others, it’s time for Suárez to take a good hard look at himself.
I just can’t believe he hasn’t done that already. Seems like some things will never change.