Barcelona and former Liverpool star Luis Suarez has been behaving himself in recent times with no more on field disciplinary incidents appearing in the media.
The prolific striker is, however, back in the spotlight again for the wrong reasons today following a collision yesterday with Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis, while playing for the Catalan club.
While attempting to clear the ball under pressure from an advancing Suarez, Luis’ foot made contact with Suarez boot studs, resulting the nasty puncture wound below, shared by the Atletico star himself.
Booked for tackle, Suarez was in a far from conciliatory mood and has come out accusing Luis of turning football into a circus after the defender shared his injury with his 2 million Instagram followers, along with the caption ‘A good job he never touched me‘.
According to Goal, Suarez told reporters after the game, when questioned about the incident and the subsequent post by Luis,
“Football is for men. Everything stays on the pitch. If everyone uploaded what happens, the game would become a circus.”
Surprisingly, Atletico striker Fernando Torres came out in support of his former Liverpool team-mate, telling the media,
“What happens on the pitch should stay there. There are blows and grabs and kicks but they are part of the game.”
The Spaniard’s comments could well cause a bit of friction in the Atletico dressing room as he appears to have sided against current team-mate Luis on the matter.
However, if like the former Liverpool team-mates suggested, these things ought to stay on the pitch so with any luck this incident can be put behind everyone concerned.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena