I heard today (yes, I’m a bit behind the times) about Liverpool player Luis Suarez biting an opponent during a match at the weekend.
Yes, that’s right. A grown, 26 y/o, ‘professional’ football player SUNK HIS TEETH into an opponent.
The media are being very critical, because not only is this behaviour outrageous, it’s the second time he’s done it, last time to a different person.
We are truly living in a crazy world.
The guy perpetrated what (in any other job) would result in instant dismissal and probably arrest for assault, if not a lawsuit. Instead he’s fined (though on £120,000+ per week, any fine is pocket money) and is going to be worked with on his behaviour. He also got a 10 match ban.
The only thing I can see here is greed.
The football club don’t want to let their star player go and (in spite of well-worded expressions of rebuke) will keep him in the team and ensure the profits keep rolling in.
So here we have it – if you’re rich and talented, you can behave however the hell you want. Congratulations.
How on earth is anyone expected to raise children with any kind of moral compass when there’s ready examples of this kind of violence being effectively condoned? It’s disgusting and I’m annoyed.
I found the below photo on Google and thought “YESSS!” I bet if they made him wear one of these or a muzzle whilst playing, it would send a far better message than a fine and a match ban! Also a more positive message to all his young, impressionable fans.