Luis Suarez has managed to steer clear of controversy since joining Barcelona in the summer of 2014.
The Uruguayan striker, who couldn’t play for the Catalan giants for a couple of months following his £75 million transfer from Liverpool after he was found guilty of biting an opponent for the third time in his career and suspended by FIFA, has been on his best behaviour since arriving at the Camp Nou.
However, Suarez certainly hasn’t lost his competitive edge or his insatiable will to win.
The 29-year-old went in hard on Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis on Wednesday night, leaving the Brazilian defender with a bloody stud mark in the middle of his right foot.
‘At least he didn’t touch me,’ Filipe’s ironic comment said, alongside the photo on Instagram.
Suarez hit back at Filipe
Suarez, however, was distinctly unimpressed that the full-back had shown off his injury on social media.
“Football is for men and what happened on the pitch stays on the pitch,” the world-class striker was quoted as saying by Catalan newspaper Sport.
“If every time someone got hit it was uploaded to Instagram this would turn into a circus.”
Video: Suarez called Filipe a 'clown'
New footage - obtained and published by Marca - has now been published from the moments after the challenge.
“You dived, clown,” Suarez is seen saying to Filipe, in footage record by Cuatro TV. “Football is for men.”
Koke was also filmed calling Suarez a 'wimp'
The video also shows Atletico midfielder Koke calling Suarez a “wimp” during the match, presumably in an attempt to antagonise the forward.
The match finished 1-1 after Angel Correa - capitalising on some slapstick defending from Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano - cancelled out Ivan Rakitic’s opening goal with a second-half equaliser.
Suarez, meanwhile, currently sits joint top of the goalscorers chart in Spain alongside Ruben Castro, Antoine Griezmann, Gerardo Moreno and teammate Lionel Messi with four goals from his first five appearances.
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