Suarez- Footballs moment of clarity?

Maybe we did it to ourselves. Maybe we should not have labelled the sport football. Maybe we should follow the lead of America and rename the sport soccer. It may at least help Mansfield supporters understand that Luis Suarez’s lending hand appears to have been the difference between a place in the next round of the FA cup and being knocked out in the fourth round.

Despite other possible headlines emulating from the match; such as the spirited performance from Mansfield or the debut goal for Daniel Sturridge after only 7mins into his first match for Liverpool, Luis Suarez appeared to grab the headlines again.

I however believe in this instance, some have been abit too quick to pass judgement. Though Suarez is determined to win the “say hello to the bad guy” award at the end of the season, there’s only so much blame that can be attributed to him here.

other articles have decided to either label the Paraguayan a cheater to insist that the incident was a ball to hand scenario. Both points however don’t quite cut it for us. It would not make sense for a referee or any pundit to call it ball to hand because if this was the case and any of the officials were aware, they would surely have to disallow the goal. Is Suarez s cheat? Suarez has shown more opportunistic behaviour than the imp character in the Game of thrones tv series (numerous dives and an infamous hand ball in the 2012 World Cup that kept a legitimate Ghanaian goal out of the Paraguayan goal) but the question here is why these events continue to still cost the opponents?!

You can’t hate the player you have to question the rules of the game. The rules possess these loop holes that though blatantly obvious to viewers at home with the advantage of instant replay, allow some players to avoid penalties and officials to rely on their memory of the incident.

Now we are not asking for a radical overall of the rules (some of these controversial moments are what fans will remember for the rest of their lives) but this is surely more evidence for video evidence at the highest and costliest level of the sport. A simple review would have lead to any sane ref disallowing the goal. I don’t know. Maybe you agree maybe you don’t. But the fact of the matter is Liverpool are through to the next round of the FA cup and Mansfield wondering how. Call Suarez what you want, but what I think he is a helping hand to the powers towards the introduction of video technology into the sport at the top level.other articles have decided to either label the Paraguayan a cheater to insist that the incident was a ball to hand scenario. Both points however don’t quite cut it for us. It would not make sense for a referee or any pundit to call it ball to hand because if this was the case and any of the officials were aware, they would surely have to disallow the goal. Is Suarez s cheat? Suarez has shown more opportunistic behaviour than the imp character in the Game of thrones tv series (numerous dives and an infamous hand ball in the 2012 World Cup that kept a legitimate Ghanaian goal out of the Paraguayan goal) but the question here is why these events continue to still cost the opponents?!

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