It appears the Uruguayans have taken a leaf out of Kenny Dalglish's book; stand by your man at all costs.
Similarly to Dalglish's defence of Luis Suarez over his racism row with Patrice Evra, a number of Uruguayans have jumped to the defence of Suarez, despite what appears to be an obvious bite on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. Anyone watching the game on the TV, or anyone who has seen the replays, is aware how painstakingly obvious Suarez's bite on Chiellini was, but this has not deterred a number of people standing up to defend the striker.
Uruguay boss, Oscar Tabarez initially claimed that: "This is a football World Cup, not about morality," adding that: "If we see he is going to be attacked, which has begun at this press conference, we're going to defend him."
Tabarez, who has successfully guided his side through the World Cup group stages also suggested that certain countries press don't like Suarez, and are out to get Uruguay's main man. Despite defending the controversial striker, Tabarez did admit to not seeing the incident and claimed he would need to see it again. When he does, one can only hope he will struggle to defend Suarez so blatantly, but I'm sure he will somehow, despite the damning evidence.
Uruguay captain, Diego Lugano, not only defended Luis Suarez, but also chose to criticise Chiellini for his part in the incident. The injured Lugano was unavailable for the game yesterday but told reporters: "The worst of everything is the attitude of Chiellini.
"As a sportsmen leaving the field, crying and appealing against a rival. As a man, he disappointed me totally."
When talking directly about the Suarez incident, Lugano said: "You need to show me because I didn't see anything. Did you see it today or did you see what happened in other years? You couldn't have seen it today because nothing happened."
Lugano believes Suarez is being victimised due to his past, but may think again once he's watched a few replays.
The Uruguayan press chose to stand by Suarez in a slightly different way, by launching a full blown attack, branding the English as World Cup cheats and hypocrites. Rather than focus on Suarez's vicious outburst, they claimed that the strikers English critics should focus more on explaining how England won the 1966 World Cup with a goal that shouldn't have counted.
England's third goal in the World Cup final has been the subject of controversy for many years, and modern technology shows that the ball did in fact, not cross the line, but bringing up a 48 year old story is a bit of a poor attempt to cover up Suarez's outrageous behaviour, don't you think?
Suarez himself avoided speaking to any media directly after the game, but later came out to give his own twist on the story. The controversial striker claimed that: "These situations happen on the field, I had contact with his shoulder, nothing more, things like that happen all the time."
Suarez could be facing anything up to a 24-month ban from the game, with the case currently being reviewed by FIFA. At moment it is unclear how hefty the punishment will be, but it appears once again this outstanding footballer has been let down by his short-fuse and on field actions.
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