Suarez to FIFA: In your FACE! FIFA to Suarez: Shrug

By auguste
Sunday, July 4, 2010 6:11 EDT
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Suarez gets ready for a flying elbow drop to sportsmanship

The decision of FIFA to limit Suarez’ ban to one match would be perplexing enough, if Suarez wasn’t rubbing all our noses in it:

The ‘Hand of God’ now belongs to me. Mine is the real ‘Hand Of God’.

“I made the best save of the tournament. Sometimes in training, I play as a goalkeeper so it was worth it.

“There was no alternative but for me to do that and when they missed the penalty I thought ‘it is a miracle and we are alive in the tournament’.

Suarez admits that his only alternative was to engage in what the Laws of the Game calls “unacceptable and unfair intervention”, claims that it was God’s will that he do such a thing, sets a dangerous precedent (I can’t have been the only one who thought to myself, “why didn’t the Paraguay defender jump and grab the ball?” today) brags about it and gets the minimum ban?


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