Life might be a little serious at the moment for Spurs but it didn’t stop a mascot from having a bit of fun with Luis Suarez yesterday.
The 10-year-old mascot gave a cheeky handshake snub to Suarez before Tottenham Hotspur faced Liverpool and said she did it for a £20 bet with her father, according to Bedfordshire News.
Olivia Brown became an instant internet hit when she put her thumb to her nose and wiggled her fingers at the Liverpool striker during the handshakes before kick-off.
The last time Suarez was involved in a handshake snub it was with Patrice Evra after the Uruguayan was banned for eight matches and fined £40,000 for using racist language.
Speaking to Bedfordshire News, Olivia’s father Des Brown said: “I said I’d give her £20 to give him the thumb to the nose and the twiddly fingers.
"Afterwards she came back to our seats and said ‘Dad I’ve done it’ and I told her I didn’t see it and she said he just laughed. She then asked me for her twenty pounds.”
“When you watch the footage you can see it was a bit of fun, it was all good natured because she laughed and he did too.”
Des said his daughter would put the money in her piggy bank to save up for a new pair of football boots.
“It’s made my day, it’s just hilarious,” Des added. “I’ve had friends texting me and calling me telling me it’s in all the tabloids.”
The snub was followed by Suarez scoring two as Liverpool demolished the North London club five-nil at White Hart Lane, resulting in Andre Villas-Boas losing his job.
Des said: “I’m glad that AVB has gone and I think it’d be nice to see Glenn Hoddle come back.”
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