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Liverpool: Luis Suarez fails to eat a Manchester United player and other views on his return

by | 26th, September 2013


HOW did Liverpool’s Luis Suarez get on last night as he returned to the Liverpool team after serving a 10 match ban for biting?

Neil Ashton, Daily Mail :

High up in the top tier of the old Scoreboard End they sang the name of Luis Suarez as if he had never been away. All is forgiven, all is forgotten.

Of course, the Liverpool faithful sung his name when he was trying to manufacture a transfer from Anfield and manager Brendan Rodgers was putting a price on his head . Ashton then adds:

Suspension served he is free to start over, to light up English football again with those match-winning performances.

And how does the Mail show readers that Suarez is free to begin anew? Yep, by showing them a photo of the Uruguayan biting the arm of Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. Liverpool fans may wonder why whenever a certain England player is reported on the Mail doesn’t equip the story with photo of what he termed his mischievous” behaviour?

In October 2006, Spurs forward Jermain Defoe (England) bit West Ham’s Javier Mascherano (Argentina). Defoe was booked for “aggressive behaviour”. No more punishment came his way because the referee had dealt with the incident at the time – even though the FA knew the official had missed the bite.


The Sun quotes Suarez:

 “It is important that I am back because I can help the team on the pitch — off the pitch I can’t. We will keep going.”

The Sun then opted for a few puns:



Mark Ogden in the  Telegraph   also looks at the loyal fans:

…football supporters, as hardline and unforgiving as they often claim to be, quickly forget their principles when it involves a star player such as Suárez or Rooney.

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