© jim dolbear.08.01.2012.
What a pity a brilliant cup tie was marred by one person.
I am not getting into a debate about when is a hand ball not a hand ball, but when Suarez kissed his hand after scoring, even the die hard Liverpool fans must have squirmed in their seats.
The scene had been set by Mansfield leaving 96 empty seats with the names of the victims of the Hillsborough Disaster on them, a wonderful touch.
I am sure they were there in spirit.
It is a pity that one man is getting Liverpool talked about for all the wrong reasons.
The legends of Liverpool who graced the Anfield turf will always be remembered, but there is player who will be remembered for all the wrong reasons..
Respect to Mansfield’s manager and players for if that incident happened on a Premier ground the players would have
surrounded the officials and certain managers would be ranting at the fourth official.
For what it is worth Mansfield have got another fan if only in spirit.
agree with all the above……..
the only thing I’ll say in Luis Suarez’s defence, is that he always kisses the name tattooed just inside his right wrist…… so where it appeared that he kissed the hand that put the ball in the net, he didn’t really, it was just his normal celebration routine…….
but it was obvious that the way he sheepishly followed up the ball in the net, he expected for it to be disallowed.
It’s just a pity that’s it not in his nature to go up to the ref and own up!