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Top five: Luis Suarez controversial moments

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Suarez has been caught up in yet more controversy. (©GettyImages)
Suarez has been caught up in yet more controversy. (©GettyImages).

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons once again on Sunday as he appeared to bite Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

His 96th minute equaliser has been overshadowed after his disgusting act that saw him sink his teeth into the skin of the Chelsea defender.

Everyone has woken up this morning to see that Liverpool have backed their striker and refused to sell him, but they have severely fined him and apologised for his actions. Suarez himself has also apologised to the club and to Ivanovic himself after he realised his actions were not acceptable.

No one can doubt Suarez's footballing ability. On his day, he is one of the deadliest strikers out there, but unfortunately for him, his personality and his attitude makes most of the headlines.

Here are just some of the worst cases involving Luis Suarez.

5. His goalkeeping antics

It was the 2010 World Cup Quarter Final. Uruguay vs Ghana and it was the closing stages with the game all tied-up. Ghana had a last minute corner, which Dominic Adiyiah met with a powerful header only to see Suarez punch the ball off the line deliberately to stop the ball finding the net. Rightfully the Uruguayan was sent off, but Ghana missed the penalty. Suarez was seen running up and down the technical area celebrating. Uruguay then went on to win the penalty shoot-out.

Earlier in this season, Suarez also handled the ball in order to score a goal in the FA Cup tie against Mansfield - a goal that saw Liverpool through to the next round.

4. Diving

Now Suarez is technically gifted and is a sensational footballer who can weave in and out any Premier League defender, but when he can't get past a defender he resorts to diving. 

Suarez himself has admitted that in a game vs Stoke he dived to try and win a penalty and it's not the only time it's happened. 

In 2011, he got Jack Rodwell sent off during the Merseyside Derby by over-reacting to a tackle though replays showed it involved minimal contact. To further annoy Evertonians, in this season's derby, he scored a goal and celebrated by running to David Moyes and diving in front of him after the Everton manager accused him of being a diver.

3. Attitude towards fans

During a game against Fulham, Suarez was being abused by a lot of the Fulham fans, something that happens to every footballer in their career, but Suarez decided to take matter into his own fans by sticking his middle finger up to the fans right in front of the TV cameras. 

2. Biting

Strangely enough, biting Ivanovic wasn't the first time Suarez has been caught biting an opponent. Back in 2010 during his Ajax days, he was banned for seven games after biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal. He was also fined heavily by his club.

His second case of biting obviously came during Liverpool's clash with Chelsea on Sunday. After getting tackled by the Serbian defender, replays showed Suarez digging his teeth firmly into the shoulder of Ivanovic. An action his club fined him for.

1. Racism 

One of the biggest talking points for Luis Suarez was his clash with Manchester United's Patrice Evra after the left-back claimed Suarez pointed racist abuse at the French international on several occasions during their match. 

Suarez later claimed that was a friendly term used in Uruguay, but he was later found guilty and banned for eight games and also fined £40,000.


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