Luis Suarez has been forced to deny biting Martin Demichelis after social media users suggested that the defender had become fourth player to be indented with the Uruguayan’s teethmarks.
Suarez however has hit out at the British media in response to these claims saying that are just trying to “make a mountain out of a molehill” and that should him “some respect”.
The video footage from Barcelona’s win over Manchester City in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash clearly shows that Suarez didn’t bite Demichelis, but that didn’t stop people going on social media to try and create controversy.
The former Liverpool striker has previously been banned on three separate occasions for biting players and some viewers of the game believed he was back at it again. However Suarez didn’t need to bite any City player on Tuesday as his two goals were enough to beat them in the first leg.
The 28-year-old striker was first guilty of biting someone when he played for Ajax. He was banned for seven games for biting PSV’s Otman Bakkal on the neck. Then he moved to Liverpool were he bit again. This time he was banned for 10 games after biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic on the arm during Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with the Blues at the end of the 2012-13 season.
Appearing to have learnt from his mistakes after the 10-game lay off he had an unbelievable season with Liverpool and nearly won the title without any controversies surrounding him. But then he got to the World Cup.
In a feisty group game with Italy, Suarez lost his head and did it again. This time he bit Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder and was handed his biggest ban to date. A heavy fine was issued and as well as a lengthy four month ban.
That made him staying at Liverpool difficult and it led to his move to Barcelona for £75 million. He only returned to action in October and has taken his time in getting going in Spain and hasn’t scored nearly as many goals as he did at Liverpool, however he is looking a lot more settled now, especially after his two goals against City.
"They want to make trouble - a mountain out of a molehill”
Suarez was back to being unplayable against City and it was his best performance of the season by far. His two goals gave Barca the advantage going into the second leg at the Camp Nou. However, Suarez, who has never gotten along with the British media, has spoken out after City game with a lot being made of his clash with Demichelis.
Lack of respect
He told Uruguayan radio station Sport890: “He (Demichelis) put his hand on my throat. I do not understand whey they (the English media) want to do this. They want to make trouble - a mountain out of a molehill.”
Suarez believes that the media in Engalnd hold a grudge against him after he scored twice against England in the World Cup which contributed to them being eliminated from the tournament early on.
He said: “They must be hurt after what I did to them in the World Cup but they forget that I played in England and they should show me some respect.”