Liverpool’s biting racist Luis Suarez deserves 10-game ban; good riddance to bad rubbish! By Chido Nwangwu


Liverpool’s biting racist Luis Suarez deserves 10-game ban; good riddance to bad rubbish!

By Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica, and the first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet

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USAfrica, Houston: Controversial and aggressive Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is a sore thumb for soccer and its many fans. Over the years, he continues to do, act out and say the most despicable things against other players — especially Blacks.

Today, the 26-year-old was banned for 10 games by the British Football Association for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic during Sunday’s game April 21, 2013 .

Unbelievable but true: it’s the second time Suarez has used his teeth against PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal’s in November 2010.
In December 2011, he was banned for 8 matches and fined £40,000 for spouting racial insults against Manchester United’s Patrice Evra

On Saturday February 11, 2012, I turned on ESPN2 to watch a much-anticipated return to a legendary, familiar clash; a gritty soccer rivalry: the colorful, passionate, winning institutional clubs of Manchester United and Liverpool playing in the UK Football Association league.

But, as the very polite, opening acts of friendliness and sportsmanship were unfolding, the Uruguyan-born ill-mannered Liverpool striker Luis Suarez shocked all reasonable people as he refused to shake the hands of Black Frenchman and captain of Manchester United, Patrice Evra. It immediately turned into the Suarez show of silliness on global tv channels.

For those who have forgotten, late in 2011, Suarez was found guilty of repeatedly using a racist, derogatory insult against Blacks (especially in Europe) which he (Suarez) directed at Evra.

Despite several denials he made, he admitted to the Football Association that he made the hostile comments during a match between Liverpool and Manchester United in October, 2011.
“I admitted to the commission that I said a word in Spanish once, and only once. I never, ever used this word in a derogatory way and if it offends anyone then I want to apologise for that.” He promised not to use the words again: “I told the panel members that I will not use it again on a football pitch in England.”

First, Suarez’s latest, un-sportsman refusal to shake a competitor’s hand at the professional, international football league on Saturday February 11, 2012, shows his rank pettiness and childishness. Anyway, his misconduct may be worse, because children are more collaborative and generally forget disagreements to continue playing with each other. But no; not the migrant Suarez.

Second, I think his mean spirit reflects Mr. Suarez’s foolish lack of respect for the teeming
soccer fans in Britain, the American owners of the Liverpool club he plays for and the sports universe.

Third, I believe that his latest action is another slap, a dirty slap on the face of the British/UK football reputation. “Suarez is a disgrace to Liverpool Football Club. He should not be allowed to play for Liverpool again” – said Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United manager) in his reaction to the refusal to shake hands.

Fourth, Suarez’s misconduct will continue to raise the temperature of the usually kinetic and giddy British soccer fans (fanatics) and race relation across many sports groups in the world.

Fifth, I think it will be proper and responsible to hand this uncouth fellow and race-baiter Suarez a hefty fine and a long, signal suspension from Liverpool and the UK league. Suarez and irresponsible soccer players like him are not bigger than the UK league or any league, for that matter.

Of course, I agree with Sir Ferguson that Suarez is a disgrace; and I’ll just add: Suarez has made himself a very petty, small-minded and polarizing footnote to soccer and its billion fans. Mr. Suarez should, I wrote

Chido Nwangwu, Publisher USAfrica multimedia

Chido Nwangwu, Publisher USAfrica multimedia

on February 11, 2012, face consequences for his mean-spirited, crass and derogatory acts of impetuosity.
Today, April 24, 2013, I state that Liverpool’s biting racist Luis Suarez deserves the latest 10-game ban, and much more. Good riddance to bad rubbish!                                                                                                                           • Dr. Chido Nwangwu, former adviser on Africa business/issues to Houston’s ex-Mayor Lee Brown serves as Founder & Publisher of USAfrica multimedia networks, first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet;  recipient of several journalism and public policy awards, has been profiled by the CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans.


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  1. This Suarez is an animal and deserves to be released into the wild where fellow cannibals live. He can never adjust to human habitat, so 10 game ban is a slap on the wrist. His bag is not empty, one of these days he will kill some one out of his inherent hatred. He needs to be placed on a lock down and medicated. I do not know if Britain has their American version of 5150, where a patient if a danger to himself or others is put on a 3 day hold and medicated for his own good. This RACIST LUNATIC needs 5150. I rest my case!

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