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Suarez practices 'handy' goal-line clearance in Liverpool training, reminds Ghanaians of World Cup trauma

Published on: 07 February 2014
Luis Suarez up to his old tricks at Liverpool

By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu

Luis Suarez practiced clearing the ball off the goal line with his hand during Liverpool’s training session ahead of Saturday’s big game against Arsenal.

The Uruguay striker became infamous for handling a goal-bound header to deny Ghana a historic semi final place in the 2010 World Cup.

The Liverpool striker remains a hated figure amongst many Ghanaians who still harbour the pains of his foul play four years ago in South Africa.

Though he was rightfully dismissed and Ghana awarded a penalty kick at the depth in extra time, the 27-year-old was out celebrating on the sidelines after Asamoah Gyan had missed that vital kick and eventually losing the penalty shootouts.

Suarez has even been involved in a handful of handball incidents during his Liverpool days, but has largely stayed out of trouble this season.

The tendency for the Uruguayan striker relapsing while doing such training acts ahead of Saturday’s big game will however pose a major concern for especially Ghanaian Liverpool fans.


  • Montevido says:
    February 08, 2014 12:47 am
    Suarez used o be a keeper before he becme a striker...sometimes he forgets what role he's playing.
  • johnny says:
    February 07, 2014 11:15 pm
    What kind of person shows off his cheating acts? After cheating, what did Uruguay achieve? Just went on and lost the semi-final and the 3rd place games. Not good enough.
  • selfmade says:
    February 07, 2014 11:57 pm
    @ askantwi... When that lil Spanish bastard did that abominable,despicable act, the first people to take him on was the BBC!! BBC journalists put a lot of pressure on the Suarez calling him by harsh names and I quite remember, Oscar tabonelle,their coach came out to say that he didn't understand why bbc are blaming Suarez and his team as been cheaters but he couldn't dare bbc because he knew he can't cross that line because they would have destroyed him completely!!! Suarez jst like any Spanish person looks down upon blacks and I always know he did that despicable act because he was playing against NEGROES!! if suarez was playing against england, he ll never have dared do what he did to us because the English would have destroyed him completely!! How dared he ridiculed us after committing such a horrendous act on us? U see, karma is a bitch and it never forgives its culprits!! That fella thinks he is good now but I can bet anyone that suarez ll surely bite hard the hands of karma in a most devastating way and sometimes the ripples frm karma effects can triggered down to ones family members and love ones and I surely know that suarez ll face a very bitter end!! He ll not only face this bitter end alone but it can triggered down to his family too!! His country ll also have its face share of this karma effects because if remember correctly, France cheated its way to south Africa WC by beating Switzerland with thiery henry dubious hand goal and the France media and its pple showered him with appellations but the end results was a very disastrous outing for France in south Africa where they were gladly disgraced to the whole wide world and what a joy to watched France players fighting among themselves under the eagle eyes of cameras and media!!! Where is henry now? He has surely pay for his deeds as he us now languishing in the abyss of MLS or whatever forgotten and his demise came right after the south Africa WC and I hope and I know the same disastrous end awaits this Spanish uncircumcised bitch!!
  • askantwi says:
    February 07, 2014 10:43 pm
    No, it is your stupidy that's a menace.
  • askantwi says:
    February 07, 2014 10:34 pm
    May God bless you. I felt the same way when that idiot punched the ball out of the goal line. His only motivation was that Africans don't deserve to qualify over them so they have to apply all possible means, by hook or crook, to prevent such "Abomination' befalling them. Against any white or Spanish Country punching that ball won't even cross his mind. He has no idea how we are quietly waiting and biding our time to get hold of him and their ill mannered perceptions about black people. Surely, God will deliver them to us once again. And just as you said; "When that day comes, we'll pat ourselves with chill beer". Well said bro.
  • Fair Play says:
    February 07, 2014 09:40 pm
    You pple are s bad,very soon you'll be hating on Ronaldo....what a shame!
  • tc Soccerman says:
    February 07, 2014 08:59 pm
    Cool thanks guys.
  • selfmade says:
    February 07, 2014 08:09 pm
    All the stupid pple defending that ughly lil Spanish bitch has no common sense and are lost themselves!! This uncastrated,pussy sucker homosexual has attacked virtually every black guy in EPL and has make mockery of a lot of black pple calling them niggas and he has the tenacity to say that in his lil country, pple can used the N word word without any protestation which should tell any sensible person that, this gorilla looking Spanish heamophrodite is pathologically racist and he intentionally did what he did not because of football reasons but rather because he thinks Africans are non entity and we don't deserve to go to the WC semi finals and hence he can basically do anything against us and the world ll forgive him!! From all his antics, behaviors and rhetorics after that epic robbery tells me that, this lil Spanish bastard wouldn't have done what he did against Ghana if he was playing against any European or Spanish country!!! Sometimes, Africans are our own enemies and unless we start to understand the schemes and fundamentals of this world, we ll always be like how we look now, HOPELESS!!! And to SUA-PIG, his cup ll surely be full one day and when that time comes, even his family ll not be spare!! There is nothing new under the sun and he ll surely pay for his deeds in due course and I hope it happens to him at the biggest theater of world,wc, infront of ecstatic Ghanaian crowd!!! When that day comes, we ll pat ourselves with chill beer!!!
  • Uche says:
    February 07, 2014 07:19 pm
    Watch Suarez terrorize Arsenal defenders tomorrow....the guy is a menace,jealous down.
  • ogo says:
    February 07, 2014 07:26 pm
    why didn't you score penalty???
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 07, 2014 07:31 pm
    wish they could come to DC. LA makes sense, since the east coast is in winter.
  • askantwi says:
    February 07, 2014 06:50 pm
    Yes, it is my friend. Good luck guys. I wish they were coming to New Jersey.
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 07, 2014 05:43 pm
    true say brother. just look at that HORSE TEETH HE-GOAT. fire burn u suarez... lol.
  • askantwi says:
    February 07, 2014 04:18 pm
    Sorry for the insults. But Suarez did stopped Ghana from getting to the semi finals. If he had played fairly Ghana would have been in the semi finals since that would have been the last play of the match in regulation time. It was the last minute of the over time period, and the match would have ended right after that goal.
  • tc Soccerman says:
    February 07, 2014 05:04 pm
    Guys, Ghana coming to Los Angels before the world cup? I seen that on BBC, confirm please as me and my Ghana friends want to go see the black Stars.
  • askantwi says:
    February 07, 2014 03:39 pm
    You are a big fool. That penaly was not egual to the goal bound motion of the ball at that instant he punched it from the goal line. The right decision should have been awarding Ghana a goal tending like in Basketball. Ghana was robbed with that penalty award. A 100% goal bound ball situation was taken away and replaced with a 50-50 chance penalty. if that beast hadn't illegally punched the ball Ghana would have been in semi finals. idiot.
  • askantwi says:
    February 07, 2014 03:45 pm
    You this idiot again. I can see that you are very happy what Suarez did to Ghana, preventing us from reaching the semi finals at the world cup. Well, hear this, Ghana will surely get to the semi finals in this world cup and you'll die of pain and jealousy as a result.
  • Godwins says:
    February 07, 2014 03:52 pm
    That is my prayer too. Let Ghana get to the Semis, Brother. Suarez did not stop Ghana from getting to the Semi Final. His action was not the last action in that match. Please, stop and think. But can't you write without insulting someone you don't even know?
  • Godwins says:
    February 07, 2014 03:39 pm
    To a very large extent, this how an average Ghanaian behaves, hating n hating( apologies to the good one: generalization will always have its problems). Since this guy(Sauraz) has been scoring goals n terrorizing defenders you have not reported it, the same goes with what you write when other African sides like Nigeria and Zambia are succeeding in their football endeavours. GNS will only report their downfall. A man who holds another man on to ground will not get up himself. The past should be forgotten. Stop inciting football lovers. Football is a unifying factor and never a war like you preach. Afterall, what is the spirit of sportsmanship? GSN grow up!
  • Oooh please says:
    February 07, 2014 01:46 pm
    You guys are pathetic, honestly, we the good pepz of Mother Ghana have better thngs to do than to be worrying about this stupid amature reporting tactics (like what is happening in the training ground of a foreign club) what is going about OUR local clubs, any news...
  • Godwins says:
    February 07, 2014 01:57 pm
    This hate is getting you no where. He was red carded and Penalty given Ghana. What else do you want? You wanted him to play n score the penalty for you too? Grow up Ghanaians.
  • allese says:
    February 07, 2014 02:16 pm
    This guy is lucky that he is still alive,he got to stop those thing in order to maintain his life or.....
  • tbdarko says:
    February 07, 2014 02:40 pm
    Stupid article, just cause hes pictured with his hands hitting the ball doesnt mean hes practicing clearing the ball with his hands. For all u know he could've been playing goalie or something else. Maybe the ball was about to hit his face. Don't assume other wise. Its about time we let this thing go. We were awarded a penalty and failed to progress. Please stop reminding us about Saurez, some of us almost had an heart attack after that game..twwwww :-)
  • selfmade says:
    February 07, 2014 01:31 pm
    This guy ll one day get hurt bad!! Fucking son of homophiliac Spanish bitch!!! Kwasiaaaaaaaa!!! Fucking son of Spanish whore fiend with rotten teeth like her son!!!