Soccer’s Bad Boy

Every sport has their “bad boy.” Football had Bill Romanowski, basketball had Bill Laimbeer, baseball had Rob Dibble, hockey had Derek Sanderson, and boxing had “Iron” Mike Tyson who went as far as biting off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a Heavy Weight Bout in 1997.

Which brings me to Soccer… whose bad boy, hands down is Liverpool’s Luis Sureaz, who over the weekend got himself suspended again!

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

 Liverpool’s star showed his dark side again in a controversial 2-2 draw with Chelsea, after he bit defender Branislav Ivanovic.

Suarez, the top scorer of the English Premier League , wrestled with Ivanovic in the second half and then sank his teeth into his forearm.

Branislav Ivanovic and Luis Suarez

Branislav Ivanovic and Luis Suarez

This isn’t Suarez’s first rodeo…

Luis was suspended for seven matches in late 2010 after a similar incident while playing for Dutch club Ajax. He was also banned for eight matches in October 2011 after he racially berated Patrice Evra of Manchester United.

Suarez took the easy way out, and apologized for his actions on Saturday (4/22/13) in a tweet instead in person, like a man (maybe he was busy picking up his skirt from the dry cleaners or painting his nails).

“I’m sad for what happened this afternoon, I apologize Ivanovic and all football world for my inexcusable behavior. I’m so sorry about it!!”

Here’s a shocker…one of Suarez’s Twitter followers is “Iron” Mike himself. How does that old saying go? “Birds of a feather, flock together.”

 

Obviously, Suarez has a problem, and suspensions don’t seem to do the trick. What he needs is to be, is embarrassed! The English Premier League needs to make an example of him, and have him wear a mask like Hannibal Lecter, or Bane while he PLAYS through his suspension…

Hannibel Lecter

Hannibal Lecter

   

Bane

Bane

 

or maybe he just needs to GROW-UP!

Jeff Miller

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2 thoughts on “Soccer’s Bad Boy

  1. We have this vision in our heads that soccer/football is such a sartorial game. That it’s played with grace and style. It is, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen such open violence in a team sport outside of Rugby. Not only violence, but some of these guys are just outright brutes.

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