Luis Suarez is one of those players who always seems to perform better when the opposition fans are against him.
The Uruguayan was booed at pretty much every away ground in England when he played for Liverpool, particularly after the unsavoury incidents involving Manchester United’s Patrice Evra and Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.
But whenever Suarez was jeered, he’d often respond by scoring a goal and silencing the home supporters.
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Sevilla fans, however, couldn’t resist chanting abuse at Barcelona’s No. 9 during the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup last week.
New footage released by the Spanish media - and brought to our attention by the Mirror - shows the home supporters at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán chanting some venomous abuse towards the South American.
Sevilla fans' insults towards Suarez
“Uruguayan son of a b****!”
"Uruguayan, we've had your mum!"
"Buy a muzzle!"
These were just a few of the insults directed towards Suarez during the match.
Video: Suarez's reaction after scoring
Subsequently, it was only fair that the 29-year-old reacted to scoring the opening goal in the 54th minute by putting his finger to his lips and then cupping his ear.
It was hard to blame Suarez for his reaction on this occasion. He was getting dog’s abuse throughout and was well within his rights to give a little stick back.
The man knows certainly how to silence a crowd.
Suarez plays Sevilla again tonight
Barça won the match 2-0, with Munir adding the second in the 81st minute following a pass from deep from Lionel Messi.
The two clubs go head-to-head at the Camp Nou in the second leg this evening.
Luis Enrique’s men then begin the defence of their La Liga crown with a home match against Real Betis, followed by fixtures against Athletic Bilbao and promoted sides Alaves and Leganes.
Suarez third favourite to win Pichichi
Suarez scored a remarkable 59 goals in 53 appearances for his club last season, with 40 of those netted in La Liga, earning him the Pichichi.
The former Liverpool star begins the 2016-17 season as the third favourite to win Spain’s top scorer award, just behind - you guessed it - Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Will Luis Suarez win the Pichichi again this season? Have your say by leaving a comment below.
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