Luis Suarez. He’s done it again. Unfortunately, it’s not scoring a wonder goal this time.
In the World Cup against Ghana, Luis Suarez committed a crime and blatantly blocked the ball with his hands to prevent a certain goal for Ghana. The main thing that stuck in the craw of most supporters was the fact that having been red carded, Suarez then proceeded to celebrate in the tunnel when Ghana missed their penalty.
Today, 1 October 2011, against Everton Suarez committed another crime and succeeded in conning referee Martin Atkinson to send off Jack Rodwell in the 23rd minute of the game with a straight red card. Replays proved there was no contact and Suarez cheated.
Leaving aside Atkinson’s obvious error, this gamesmanship is extremely annoying and not just for the victims of it. Talented he may be, but Suarez only diminishes his obvious superior talent by diving and cheating.
Before the “Johnny Foreigner” brigade weighs in, Suarez’s cheating stablemates include not only Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba but also the English players like Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen.
Unlike the TV show, cheaters should not be praised but should be retrospectively banned.