Here’s How Luis Suarez Pissed Off His Former Team During A Semi-Final Match
Luis Suárez had himself a day he won’t surely forget. The Barcelona star had one of the most memorable goals of his career during the Champions League semi-final on Wednesday. Suárez, while playing against his former club Liverpool, hit the back of the net at the 26th minute. While a goal in the semi-final game would have been enough reason to celebrate, the 32-year-old stuck it to his former team by celebrating the goal. He even appeared to point up to the traveling fans in the stadium and laugh. Let’s just say that didn’t sit right with Liverpool fans who took to social media to vent their frustrations with his celebration.
Here’s the goal that upset some of Suárez’s former Liverpool fans.
Suárez got the first score of the what would be a decisive 3-0 win over Liverpool. Yet, it was that arrogant slide and celebration after the goal that would light up the internet. Even ahead of the match, Suárez said he would celebrate if he scored against his former team.
“In the build-up to the game, it’s nice to talk about how massively grateful I am to Liverpool for all they gave me,” Suárez told the Daily Mail.“But, you know me, once I’m on the pitch there will be no friendships, no companions, no thought for all the lovely moments.”
He was once a fan favorite while playing for Liverpool, but probably not anymore.
This fan says he lost “all respect” for Suárez after the celebration and was taken back since so many fans still admire him. That may have changed after seeing this game.
“Traitor” is the last thing Liverpool fans would have thought they’d ever call Suárez.
Suárez is known for his personality and his crazy antics on the field. He is most famous for biting rival players during games. However, being called a traitor may be a new one for him.
You can see him here pointing at his Liverpool fans after the goal.
It’s no surprise the gesture didn’t sit well with fans and now many are calling the celebration “disgraceful.” Suárez might see it as just a friendly rivalry between two good clubs but the gesture is pretty pointed, especially given his quote.
For some fans, the goal hits hard for them in their hearts.
It happens a lot in sports. A fan favorite leaves his team and when they face off against his former team, it’s never the same. Just imagine that happening in the playoffs. Yeah, that stings a bit more for Liverpool fans.
Some fans didn’t hold back when describing Suárez.
This fan called Suárez “inexcusably disgraceful” to the game of football. He even noted that Suárez said a few insensitive things to some fans on the sidelines that didn’t sit well with him.
I think it’s safe to say the Suárez won’t be receiving any more fan mail from Liverpool fans after this game.
Players build bonds with fans and when the relationship is broken, there’s no going back. Suárez might be the most hated players in the game, but at least he went out in style against his former club. Whatever fans call him, there’s no denying he knows how to get fans riled up.