Suarez, Exceptable or unacceptable
July 2, 2010 4:37pm CST
Today in the Ghana v Uraguay, Suarez from Uraguay blatanly handballed the ball on the goal line to stop a certain goal that would have sent Ghana through to the semi finals of the world cup. Suarez punishment was to be sent off and Ghana to get a penalty. Unfortunatly Ghana missed the penalty and then lost the penalty shoot out. So what I want to know is, if you think that what Suarez did is exceptable, as in that he did what he had to do for his country to stay in the competition, to basically sacrifice himself, or whether you think it's cheating and totally unacceptable and he should be sent home from the world cup in disgrace.Because right now I bet he is being treated like a hero.
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2 Jul 10
Suarez is definitely the Man of the match along with Muslera who saved two penalties (and a half :P) in not more than 10 minutes... Acting like second goalkeeper probably seems totally unacceptable for people who supported Ghana tonight but reaching the semifinals is a goal every footballer chases with all his mind and heart so Suarez' sacrifice was genius... Of course it could be meaningless if Gyan scored but that's fate, right? He won't be eligible to play in the next match along with his teammates and he will definitely be sorry for that but when it comes to national pride and presenting you homeland even through a sports game the costs don't matter...
3 Jul 10
Truly what he did is unacceptable but sometimes that do happen in this sport, that's the reason why the referee gave Ghana a penalty kick for the illegal action of Suarez. But because Ghana (I think) is not that mature yet upon reaching this stage of the game and so they missed.
3 Jul 10
It was definitely cheating and unacceptable. But for Uruguay he has become a hero as he has sacrificed himself for the team. I think it is high time FIFA comes down heavy on cheaters in the game and start issuing life time bans to players who voluntary cheat including divers and such hand balls such as Suarez and Henry. Unfortunately, the FIFA does not have the guts to take such decisions and we are going to see more and more team resorting to cheating as we go on and teams like Ghana will need to continue to pay!! Cheers! Ram
3 Jul 10
What He did was unacceptable, I think the FIFA have to punish Him.Not only send Him out, but also get suspended forever from football. The FIFA Fair Play have been eat by Him.He was the horrible example for other players.And what He have done can attract unwanted case.Just hope it won't created a disaster whether for Him and other people.
3 Jul 10
Hi thekelz, Just be realistic. I believe every player would do the same if they were at Suarez position. This is football and there is no fairness in this game. If you want to look at more disgraceful action, it is a player who do a play acting. Their intention is only to see their opponent go a card (red or yellow) and might miss the next game. I think Rivaldo action when Brazil meet Turkey at 2002 was more disgraceful then what Suarez did yesterday.
3 Jul 10
thekelz, Let's be more perspective here. Suarez's hand ball is certainly UNACCEPTABLE and by far the most disgraceful and disrespectful to the tournament, game and his profession. I felt that such a player although he is taking the fall here and by his choice blatantly - should be punished and dealt with severly. It is truly an unsportsmanlike and if FIFA does not have a big ruling on this one, the country Uruguay should, for the better good of the game. I do not care what the media is singing or the Uruguay squad is trying to play down but a blatant hand ball offense which led to a undeserving outcome is just shameful and morally wrong in all aspects. If this player is still present in the tournament, all I can say is that moral and conscience have certainly been left outside the door to hang. Because, it is blatantly sending a message to the future that it is right to take the fall for the country in such a despicable manner. I just hate to see that happen and it will be the very demise of good gamesmanship which you and I are so accustomed to.
• Greenwood, Mississippi
2 Jul 10
I think it was acceptable. Suarez knew when he "saved" the certain goal that in all likelihood Ghana would score the penalty and Uruguay would go home. Handball is not some kind of moral offense...Suarez was sent off as he should have been and Ghana were given the penalty kick they deserved. To me, what Suarez did was far more honorable (as you said, he sacrificed himself) than the way Henry, Maradona, and others have scored goals with undetected handballs. There was no dissimulation in what Suarez did, just strategy. And it helped create an absolutely thrilling end to the game!