Liverpool’s Luis Suarez bites opponent’s arm – again
September 12, 2015
2013 CBS Interactive Inc. This sets such a bad example.”
And in the 2010 World Cup quarterfinal, Suarez’s handball in overtime prevented a goal by Ghana’s Dominic Adiyiah, earning a red card. Embarrassing. Players are role models and are highly rewarded. “I think he is the third-best player in the world behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.”
LIVERPOOL, England In the latest chapter of Luis Suarez’s controversial career, the Uruguayan bit the arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during Sunday’s 2-2 draw in the Premier League.
“It is very depressing and embarrassing that it should happen,” he told BBC Sports. He has been the best player in the league this season,” Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard said. “If it wasn’t for all the controversies he’s been involved in he would be a more highly regarded player. All Rights Reserved. As the ball rebounded toward the edge of the area, Suarez turned to his opponent, and television images clearly showed him biting into Ivanovic’s jersey at the top of the right arm.
The late goal denied interim Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez a winning return to the club he led to the Champions League title in 2005 and the final of Europe’s top competition in `07.
“I’m not sure what to make of it. “Until we review it, we can’t comment on it.”
Suarez’s goal in the seventh minute of injury time one more that initially signaled gave Chelsea the draw. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. “I think it would be an injustice to Luis Suarez to talk about (the incident). He’s making it very difficult for himself to stay at Liverpool, that puts him in the last chance saloon,” Souness said.
Former Liverpool manager Graeme Souness told Sky Sports that Suarez had “crossed a line”.
Suarez was suspended for eight games in December 2011 for making racist insults to Manchester United defender Patrice Evra during a Premier League match.
On Sunday, Suarez also gave away a penalty kick with a needless handball, and Eden Hazard converted to put Chelsea ahead 2-1 in the 57th minute.
In November 2010, Suarez was banned for seven matches for biting PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal while playing in the Dutch league, earning him the nickname “Cannibal of Ajax.”
Professional Footballers’ Association chairman Gordon Taylor was critical of Suarez.
“We will review it, and we will comment after that,” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said. He leads the Premier League with 23 goals and has 30 overall this season.. Asamoah Gyan hit the crossbar with the ensuing penalty kick, and Uruguay advanced in a shootout.
Ivanovic shrugged off Suarez and immediately complained to referee Kevin Friend, who didn’t see the incident and didn’t speak to Suarez.
Suarez, who served a seven-game suspension for a bite during a Dutch league match in 2010, was foiled by Ivanovic as he attempted to kick the ball between the center back’s legs in the penalty area. The Associated Press contributed to this report