Luis Suarez is, let’s face it, not a very nice person. He’s unsporting, dives constantly and of course bites people. Not to mention the racism, though I don’t think he’s on a John Terry level there personally (but I accept as a white person in a predominantly white country I may not be in the best position to judge, and I’m certainly not belittling ANY racism).
It’s rumoured quite strongly that Arsenal have made a bid for Suarez, and the player is alleged to have made positive comments about this. This makes me feel ill. I don’t want Suarez anywhere near Arsenal. He isn’t the kind of player I want at my club, a club that has always had a reputation for class. Personally I can’t believe Arsene is really interested in him – however much I criticise the manager, I just think he has more class than that.
Even on a practical level, he’s banned for the first six matches of next season and given his past record surely further bans are only a matter of time? A leopard can’t change its spots.
However, when I’ve tweeted my opinion I’ve had quite a few responses saying basically, ‘Sod it – he’s a great player, let’s sign him.’ Others have said we’ve had villains in the past, such as Vieira, and divers such as Pires, and even a captain who drunk-drove and went to jail. Well, yes we have, and I don’t condone any of that. But I still don’t want Suarez. To me that is a step too far on the road to classlessness.
But as I say, many others appear to be in favour of buying the rat faced cheat.
Surely that must be because twitter is full of loonies? It can’t be because a majority really want a player like Suarez at Arsenal, can it? Not to mention that @7amkickoff has done a piece saying his playing style isn’t suitable anyway.
So let’s have a vote.
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