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06 Jan 2013 20:05:00

Luis Suarez's list of headline hoggers

Liverpool livewire Luis Suarez is a class act but is never far from controversy, with TEAMtalk looking at his long list of misdemeanours. February 2007: Already an established player with Nacional in his homeland, Suarez made his international debut for Uruguay against Colombia but was sent off in the final minutes after being shown a second yellow card for dissent. November 2007: Joined Ajax but he was later suspended by the Dutch side after a half-time dressing-room altercation with team-mate Albert Luque. July 2010: During the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals, Suarez prevented Ghana's Dominic Adiyiah from scoring in the final minute with a deliberate handball on the line and was subsequently sent off. A penalty was awarded but missed by Asamoah Gyan and footage showed Suarez celebrating. Uruguay eventually went through to the last four on penalties. November 2010: Suarez was handed a seven-match ban by the Dutch FA and fined by his club for biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal during an Eredivisie match. October 2011: Involved in a tackle with Everton's Jack Rodwell and goes down with apparent minimal contact. Rodwell was then sent off. October 2011: Suarez was alleged to have racially abused Manchester United's Patrice Evra during a Premier League match. Suarez was later banned for eight matches and fined £40,000 by the FA. December 2011: Was seen making an offensive gesture towards Fulham fans. At this time he had already been charged by FA the over racism incident, although not yet punished, but was handed a further one-match ban for the gesture. February 2012: United and Liverpool met again at Old Trafford, but more controversy blew up as Suarez refused to sake Evra's hand before kick-off. October 2012: Celebrated a goal against Everton by diving in front of Toffees boss David Moyes who had earlier claimed that "divers" such as Suarez were putting fans off the English game. January 2013: Scored a goal against Mansfield that proved to be the winner, with a handball in the build-up going unpunished.


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