Luis Suarez slates disrespectful British football fans
Luis Suarez is a public enemy in England thanks to the events of last season which saw the Uruguayan banned for eight matches after a racist confrontation with Patrice Evra during a Liverpool v Manchester United game.
August 2nd, 2012
Suarez was in action against Team GB on Wednesday night and there were predictable jeers from the crowd every time the striker touched the ball, something which didn’t go unnoticed by the Reds forward who will hope to start a new chapter of his Liverpool career under Brendan Rodgers.
Suarez said: “I think they jeer me and they boo me here because they must be scared of facing a player like me. They fear me, but that doesn’t affect me.
“I’m hurt because we lost and we are going home. We all had a dream and that was to win the gold medal here.
“I can take the abuse. I don’t mind. But I think it was a total lack of respect from the crowd to boo when we were trying to sing our national anthem. I think those things should not happen.”
Suarez will get the chance to silence a few opposition fans next season when he turns out for a Liverpool team who are likely to be missing Andy Carroll, with the club having accepted West Ham’s loan offer earlier in the week.