Luis Suárez flatters to deceive

Jun 29 2014, 14:09 IST
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SummaryThe Uruguayan is a once-in-a-generation footballer and the game would be poorer without him. He should have finished his career as a legend, and not by letting down all those who loved him

Fifa rules and regulations. A statement from the world football’s governing body categorically said: “The player Luis Suarez is regarded as having breached art. 48 par. 1 lit. d of the Fifa Disciplinary Code (FDC) (assault), and art. 57 of the FDC (an act of unsporting behaviour towards another player).”

The stringent action notwithstanding, there’s, however, no guarantee that Suarez will not do it again when he returns to football four months later. Unless counselled properly, this is likely to remain in his system. For all his goals and assists, Liverpool would be better off without him.

The player himself is not keen on returning to England, for he believes the English press has always tried to sully his image. Barcelona were reportedly mulling on activating his £80-million release clause, but will they be interested now? Suarez faces an uncertain club future as well and he only has himself to blame for his troubles.

Make no mistake, Suarez is a once-in-a-generation footballer and the game would be poorer without him. He should have finished his career as a legend. How sad that he repeatedly preferred a detour on the wild side, letting down all those who loved and liked him.

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