Posted On Sunday, 21st April 2013
Ghana’s curse on Liverpool striker Luiz Suarez struck again on Sunday when the Uruguayan sunk his teeth into Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and bit him during Sunday’s English Premier League game.
In his latest assault on the fabric of the game, Suarez, who angered Ghanaians with his goal-line handball clearance at the 2010 World Cup, chose to sink his teeth into Ivanovic as the pair tangled in the penalty area.
Fans of the Black Stars will be delighted to know that his actions could lead to severe sanctions on Suarez who escaped heavy punishment for his World Cup antics against during the handball incident against Ghana
Referee Kevin Friend missed Sunday’s incident and despite the Chelsea defender’s protests no action was taken.
Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers talked of the importance of the club’s “ethics and values”.
These were shredded when Suárez seized Ivanovic’s arm.
The stunned Serb rolled up his sleeve to show the mark to referee Kevin Friend, who spoke to both players but took no action. That leaves the FA the opportunity to act.
For such an odd incident Suarez has previous, having served a seven-match ban for biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal while playing for Ajax immediately prior to his move to Liverpool in January 2011.
The 26-year-old is no stranger to controversy, having been sent off for a goalline handball in a World Cup quarter-final, suspended for eight matches for racially abusing Patrice Evra and admitting to diving earlier this season.
It was even his handball which resulted in Chelsea’s second-half penalty and it seems inevitable the Football Association will be contacting him again.
In Holland, he bit Bakkal, earning the headline “the Cannibal of Ajax”.
So far at Liverpool, Suarez has racially abused Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, dived to win a penalty against Stoke City, courted controversy with a handball in the build-up to a goal against Mansfield Town and now this attack on Ivanovic.
Some great players have graced that Liverpool No 7 shirt. Suarez stains it. Enough is enough.
This is about the image of a great club. Henry and Werner will not need reminding that Suarez has transgressed before, clearly not learned, and seems to possess the flawed character to indicate he will offend again.
Enough is enough.
Watch video of the discussion of the incident below