There’s No Place for Luis Suarez In English Football

I must openly admit that I have never been a fan of Luis Suarez. While most others have always defended him for being such a talented footballer, I cannot seem to forget, when watching him play, that his disgusting personality ruins every aspect of his game. It is like when you meet a really attractive woman who turns out having a really stinking attitude. She just isn’t attractive anymore. It’s the same case for Suarez. I do not think that his personality can be, or should be, separated from the game. Fans will often try to excuse his personality by promoting his noteworthy talent in football. However, personality and football go hand-in-hand. It is like when people say “It was not personal, only business”. Those that have seen the film Taken will recall a scene when Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) says, “It was always personal to me”.

Today Suarez appeared to have bitten Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. This is not the first time Suarez has displayed such ugliness. In December 2011, Suarez was given an eight match suspension and fined £40,000 for his racist remarks to Patrice Evra. In February 2012 Suarez then refused to shake hands with Evra just before kickoff.

evra-suarez-non-handshake

There has been accounts of him diving in games and in November 2012 he was clearly seen stamping on Wigan’s Dave Jones.

Suarez stamps on Wigan’s Dave Jones

I am hugely convinced that Mike Tyson was gifted in boxing. He was known as ‘Iron Mike’ because he ironed bods out plain and simple. However, his personality was interwoven into his career, just as Ali’s personality was tied into his greatness in boxing. When Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield’s ear, he did so because he could.

We find our friend Suarez in the same boat of being the villain within sport. Suarez clearly is someone who thinks he can get away with it because he knows that his club will defend him, his team mates will defend him and most of all, he will defend his own actions and people will always defend him for his ability to kick ball. It’s a huge shame that he carries such an attitude as it makes his game ugly. Liverpool FC is a great club and it really is a shame that he is part of it.

Fans cannot continue to keep justifying a players poor behavior based on the greatness of their natural talent. Personality and football come as one and he should not be excused anymore for his hostile personality in the game. If he can’t have respect for others, he should not have respect himself.  It is not the first time he has bitten another player and I really think that he needs to think clearly about his actions. If he cannot do that, he should then consider taking his game elsewhere.

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Posted on April 21, 2013, in Speaking Out and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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