Liverpool Balls: Luis Suarez Doesn’t Eat Young Boy With Down Syndrome In Park
CAN Liverpool’s bristling Luis Suarez be loved?
On Liverpool’s Reddit page, we spotted this picture of Suarez in Calderstones Park with a young boy who has down syndrome.
The story goes that Suarez was in the park when he spotted a 7-year-old boy playing football with a Liverpool ball. Suarez said ‘hello’ and posed for a photo. He did not smash the ball into oncoming traffic and tell the lad to fetch it.
Initially he just ran over and took the ball of my cousin. My uncle (pictured) didn’t realise it was Suarez initially and thought it was just some annoying man. Luis was interacting with my cousin and letting him nutmeg him. Yes that’s right, my seven year old cousin has nutmegged Suarez.
Obviously my uncles was mind blown once he realised it was Suarez and asked for the picture. Now my cousin when he grows up has a picture with one of the best Liverpool players to grace Anfield. So thanks Suarez.
What a guy you are. This was around all the Evra/Ivanovic drama, and made my believe he has a true compassion.
All that racism and entertaining biting (oh, come on, we all enjoyed that) in the game are nothing when compared to his kicking a ball with a child in the park.
We could be cynical here. We could say that making a six-course meal out of everything Suarez does off the pitch is a bit rich. But we’d argue that if it made the boy and his family happy, more power to Suarez. Away from the compulsory pre-match headphones and on-pitch nastiness, Suarez is not a child-eating monster. Who knew?
Whisper it, but might it be that what happens on the pitch should stay on the pitch? It’s only a game… and one Suarez plays with passion to win at all costs. His antics in the Liverpool Red are no more a sign of his character than a favourited tweet is a sign of the tweeter’s broad philosophical core values. Get over it.
We should apply philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s ‘greatest happiness’ principle to Suarez. Does the pleasure he creates – and we included not only the goals but the delight in that bite and the laughable diving – outweigh the pain, often amplified by morally outraged media experts forming a to-deadline opinion and the FA.
Suarez could be sum zero. Not good, Not bad. Just, well, an ordinary man whose good at his job…