How much more of Luis Suarez will Liverpool tolerate?
Liverpool opinion: Luis Suarez's actions are dragging Liverpool's reputation through the dirt
By now the news of Luis Suarez’s biting controversy during Sunday's match against Chelsea has reached around the world leaving many outraged with the Uruguayan’s behaviour.
Suarez has been the centre of controversy after controversy including similar cannibalistic behaviour during his time in the Eredivise with Ajax, biting PSV Eindhoven’s Omar Bakkal.
We have come to know what to expect from the striker, from handball incidents in the 2010 World Cup resulting in Ghana’s elimination from the competition to racially abusing Patrice Evra during a match with Manchester United during last season’s premiership campaign.
The real surprise in this matter has been the actions Liverpool Football Club have taken against the player, or rather the lack thereof. When Suarez bit Bakkal in November of 2010 it was his final match for the club and he never set foot on the Eredivisie pitch again.
Liverpool have instead merely fined the player and insisted that the player’s future lay with the club. Although the fine is a hefty one, it is not nearly punishment enough for his inexcusable behaviour.
The club has even come out and praised the player as “fantastic” and “everything we’d want in a striker.” For a club of Liverpool’s standing and for all the emphasis that has been put on the club’s stellar history, this is a major disappointment coming from Anfield.
The club should not hesitate to ban the player indefinitely as this is not even close to the player’s first public transgression and will surely continue to drag the club’s name through the mud and grime.
No player can be bigger than a club, especially not one as big as the Anfield outfit.
The Liverpool management would do well to remember this and distance themselves from this controversial character and sell him immediately.
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