'Hand of the Devil' Suarez taunts Ghana and Africans over handball

Published on: 05 July 2010

Uruguay striker Luiz Suarez is laughing at the misfortune he caused Ghana and Africa at the World Cup quarter final, insisting that cheating pays.

Suarez was given a straight red card for saving a goalbound-header on the line in extra-time, but Ghana missed the resulting penalty and Uruguay went through to the semi-final after winning a shoot-out.

Sadly Fifa has refused to further ban Suarez meaning he will not miss the rest of the tournament following his handball against Ghana.

The striker will definitely be suspended for the semi-final, and his post-match comments taunted Ghanaians and Africans in the manner in which the game was lost.

He evoked memories of Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God' goal against England in the 1986 World Cup finals.

Suarez said: "The 'Hand of God' now belongs to me. Mine is the real 'Hand Of God'. I made the best save of the tournament. Sometimes in training I play as a goalkeeper so it was worth it.

"There was no alternative but for me to do that and when they missed the penalty I thought 'It is a miracle and we are alive in the tournament'.

Suarez added: "Now we are in the semi-finals although I was very sad because no-one likes to be sent off.

"The celebration afterwards was impressive, but very quiet because nobody gave us a chance but, with courage, we move forward."

Fifa’s disciplinary committee decided against increasing the one-match ban which could have caused the Ajax player to miss the final or third-place play-off.

Suarez was given a straight red card for saving a goalbound-header on the line in extra-time, but Ghana missed the resulting penalty and  Uruguay went through to the semi-final after winning a shoot-out.

Comments

  • Ghost of Sparta
    says: 9 years ago
    All part of his non sportive behaviour. I know Suarez here in Holland. He will do anything to win a match. Push and pull, dive(he is very much the impersonation of this word) and in this case use his hands. Its all good. Anyway, just a lil bit of good news to cheer you guys up. Those who still remember Sadick Adams. He has just signed for belgian champs Standard Liege. Greetings, Al
  • Nii
    says: 9 years ago
    Nice one. He played very well at the U20 tournament. Hopefully he will get regular football now.
  • Ghost of Sparta
    says: 9 years ago
    p.o.c it was Opare
  • GOD
    says: 9 years ago
    I told people from Ghana to pray and sacrifice animals in roder to win. You all mocked me, and did not listen !! You imposed the devil on yourselves for no honoring my commands.
  • Tony
    says: 9 years ago
    What is the difference between Suarez and a sportsman who cheats by using performance enhancing drugs - Someone tell me. Its time FIFA enacted a rule to award a goal and a red card for stopping goal bound shots. Penalties should be reserved for handball and situations where players are fouled in the box. It makes better sense to me than allowing cheats to benefit from their crime.
  • edd
    says: 9 years ago
    Soon this thief called Suarez will wish he never played in the 2010 world cup on african soil.
  • Ato K
    says: 9 years ago
    I think FIFA should ban Luis Suarez from playing football. His action is enemical to fair play in football. My fear is that if FIFA fails to take drastic action against him other players will begin to do that.
  • TOTOWALAATO
    says: 9 years ago
    suarez wo maame tweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
  • texas
    says: 9 years ago
    FIFA is full of shit and racist! FIFA just gave Suarez a free pass or pass mark for bringing fotball into dispute, and also for officially making it alright for players to do what suarez did. FIFA and the referee should call the shot stopped by suarez as a goal. The same FIFA banned Laryea for 3 or so matches for just a foul on a player and that made Laryea missed 2006 world cup! FIFA is and its associates are all racists as they are always favoring the rest of the world over Africa in all of its tournaments. How would they feel when they watch Uruguay play Holland in the semis? nothing cos they don't give a damn about Africa. I like the action of the Nigerian president! str_repeat('*',strlen('FUCK')) FIFA. JUST wait and see where Ghana would be on their useless world ranking. South Africans should boycott the rest of the matches as protest because FIFA's Fairplay is meaningles!
  • ghanaba
    says: 9 years ago
    texas, i think you are right. Fifa must be blamed instead of suarez. Football is all about fair play and suarez should have been ashamed and apologise to ghana instead of claiming ownership to Hand of God goal. Now what fifa is telling players is that, they can cheat and go unpanish. I think Africans should call for reforms from fifa and if they fail, they should all withdraw their national associations
  • Executioner
    says: 9 years ago
    THIS IS MY ISSUE: IF A GHANA PLAYER WOULD HAVE PUNCH THE BALL INTO THE GOAL WITH HIS HANDS AND SCORED, WAS THE REFEREE GOING TO COUNT THE GOAL AND SEND OUR PLAYER OFF? IF THE ANSWER FOR THAT IS NO, THEN WE WERE ROBBED POINT BLANK. FIFA (FEDERATION INTERNACIONAL OF FRAUD ASSOCIACION). suarez SHOULD FACE SEVERE PUNISHMENT - HE IS A BAAAD ROLE MODEL FOR YOUNG FOOTBALLERS EVERYWHERE.
  • DOGO
    says: 9 years ago
    It's all a matter of unity. If all Africans can come together as one to force this FIFA to make the necessary changes, i think it will bear fruit. In any American game if you'er found cheating, your titles could be revoked. you will be striped of all your won titles. or sometimes suspended for a long period of time. I think for Soccer to remain a legitimate and beautiful game, some changes must be made. They should learn from Americans.
  • keith from germany
    says: 9 years ago
    this suarez guy has shatered our dreamsa n he is very happy about that. he thinks he is the king for doing that but he is fooling himself.
  • kuuku
    says: 9 years ago
    may god punish this guy and his entire family.IDIOT-...
  • lloyd
    says: 9 years ago
    that was an unsportsmanship behaviour from suarez but he will soon realise that what he did was wrong and will have it as his daily nightmare for the rest of his life.i say this cos the guy is not even remoresful for what he did.hmmmmmmm.
  • texas
    says: 9 years ago
    good contributions brothers: ghanaba, Executioner, DOGO, keith from germany! one thing that is difficult to understand is that our own Hayatuo and co that represent Africa are just there kissing the asses of Blatter and co. They fight for nothing for Africa. It is just sad that our always let us down. If you work with white people and you don't express your opinion or tell them what is wrong is wrong and maintain your stand they just take you for a ride! That is exactly what is going on at FIFA! Executioner ask that question again and again!
  • TJ
    says: 9 years ago
    This guy Suarez is not that importanat. He is very unsportsman behaviour indicates it all. He will pay a price for what he did. Just watch this guy closely and see how he is going to end on the field and 0ff the field. It is not over until it is over.
  • Diego
    says: 9 years ago
    Any good player would have done what he did.. It´s part of the rules, guys.. not big deal.. he payed for what he did... but nothing special about him.. Ghana had the game in his hands... it was about not scoring that final penalty guys, don´you see it? Gyan definately understood that, look at his face and you ´ll see he agrees with this...
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 9 years ago
    str_repeat('*',strlen('Fuck')) Suarez,kwaasia i will make sure Antoa deals with him in the ryt tyme he will surely pay for the pain he caused us.Kwaasia abua ba!Anyway Gyan also let us down as a matter of fact!
  • John
    says: 9 years ago
    Suarez will get what is coming to him. Karma is a bitch paa.
  • Joe33
    says: 9 years ago
    FIFA has to punish Suarez severely for what he did.The so called Big stars are destroying the game. Henry Handles the ball clearly with his hands and qualifys France to the worldcup, Luis Fabiano handles the ball twice and scores against Ivory Coast and Now Suarez deliberately obstructs the Ball from entering the net with his TWO HANDS to deny Ghana from qualifying to the SEMI-FINALS. what else is FIFA waiting for to stop this.Suarez is going from media to media proclaiming himself as a hero.A delighted Suarez said: "The Hand of God now belongs to me. Mine is the real Hand of God.(thesun.co.uk) lol Its really not FAIR PLAY at all. FIFA is just looking on and letting him go away with it. What a world we live in now the young ones coming are learning cheating to win makes one a hero and its accepted. PEOPLE LETS NOT GIVE UP UNTIL THIS GUY PAYS FOR WHAT HE DID OR FIFA ALSO APOLOGIZES TO GHANA AS HE DID TO ENGLAND.
  • Guranana
    says: 9 years ago
    SHAME ON FIFA.From the time Maradonna scored England with his finger which is now known as "The Hand Of God" FIFA has done nothing to punish offenders severely instead of one match ban. Resently Thierry Henry scored Ireland with his hand to deny that the chance to participate in the world Cup. Now it Suarez who deny Ghana the to be in the eyes of all FIFA top brass. Is this what FIFA called as fair play? Where is fair play when FIFA referees are denying clean goals? I think should not allow children at stadiums to watch unprofessional shameful display. Our children needs players and match officials of integrity and not cheaters. Where is fair play when millions of followers of the game are seeing clean goal but one person(the referee) will say no and his judgment will stand. Mr FIFA President, you told England sorry the referee denying goal, but what about Ghana? To the modern day football cheat hero don't be happy about your great saviour role in that quater-final match. Million of football lovers great football talents and football cheaters like Suarez. To FIFA, please stop bringing the Fair Play Flag at your tournament because FIFA officials don't believe in fair play so leave us alone.
  • Diego
    says: 9 years ago
    By the way, Luis goes with "s" not "z". He is a heroe, he saved his country, wouldn´t you have done the same?, in southamerica football is in our veins..stop putting the blame outside, Ghana didn´t take advantage of the easiest way of scoring: a penalty... if Gyan had scored, nobody would be talking about suarez right now!. In 1978 the same thing happened to Argentina (one player used his hand to avoid a goal). In those times the players wouldn´t even miss a match..
  • Usman
    says: 9 years ago
    You guys talk toooooooooooo much,what else do you want fifa or the ref to do?The best thing the ref could do is to give a spot Kick,Pls give Suarez a break, the ref gave Penalty in 10 seconds to end of the match and Asamoah didn`t took the advantage of that,didn`t Harry Kewell got red carded Ghana vs Australia?The same penalty was given but Asamoah scored and no on commented on Harry Kewell handball but now instead of you to blame your player for spoiling the chance you are here comment of Suarez who died for his country.You are asking for a goal instead of penalty this is ridiculous and frivolous to me,England scored a legal goal but yet it was denied no penalty for them they scored you saw it clear but nothing for them,you didn`t score the ball was blocked with hand but didn`t cross the line so what do you want apart from a penalty?Man is high time you guys should knoww that Suarez died for his country,Maradona scored goal with his hand you guys were saying is hand of God.
  • Eben
    says: 9 years ago
    Ah. If there is anybody in this world who laughs when there is evil then it is the devil himself.What on earth will cause a player not to punch a ball ball grab it with his two hands like a keeper. Anyway maybe Ghana & Africa deserved that to pay foe something we might have done as evil. We now know our rewrd in that instance but he Suarez should note that whatever we do goes ahead of us and waits for the right time to get fulfilled. Nobody will dispute a lawfull loss in football but where one deliberately tries to deny the other then...???. and all FIFA could do is a one match ban. May God give us all long life but for Suarez the earlier he appologized the better.
  • Man T
    says: 9 years ago
    Suarez, WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Man T
    says: 9 years ago
    And Diego who told you that football is not also in the viens of the Ghanaian. Do you know how many of us played football before stopping to work? Sorry to say this but you have spoken unreasonably. Ghanaian love soccer and if you read our history, it is the richest in socccer if it was not for some unfortunate events inour history.
  • Diego
    says: 9 years ago
    Man T: I was not talking against Ghana at all, but for Uruguay... Don´t know much about Ghana, but thanks for the information...
  • Movement
    says: 9 years ago
    Why are you guys blaming Suarez...Ghana was awarded a spot kick and what happened? Hand ball in FOOTBALL/SOCCER is a foul and will all know that.
  • pepe
    says: 9 years ago
    I am uruguayan.. i just seen in tv after the match vs germany. HE Threw the t-shirt to an anonym fan in the stadium. Insteade of keeping it for himself or changing it with a germany t-shirt. Its a sign that helet all of him in the field and not shelfish.. Anybody can blame him.
  • princhito
    says: 9 years ago
    plz ghanaians, dont curse this guy. its all part of football. we were awarded a penalty and wat happened? john mensah would hv been a hero in ghana had he done the same thing for us to get through. remember, wat is written is written
  • Christopher Angov
    says: 9 years ago
    Suarez wo ye kwasea wo nim tantan your face suits you in ghanian)
  • URUGUAY CARAJO!
    says: 9 years ago
    Here in Uruguay, we play football since we can walk...you can breath football in the air...GARRA CHARRUA it's about leave your heart in every match...and that´s what suarez did. And, the foul that Suarez save withe his hand it wasn`t a relly foul... So str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) off! URUGUAY CARAJOOOOO!!!
  • Man T
    says: 9 years ago
    Do you play soccer with your hand in Uruguay too?