Luis Suarez, Uruguay’s star footballer, who previously represented Barcelona and Liverpool, currently plays for Gremio, a club in the Brazilian Serie A, which is the top flight of football in Brazil. The veteran is known for his on-field controversies and boasts a list of such incidents. But recently, in his previous game against Cruzeiro, he added another incident to his long list when his shoe was chucked away by an opposition player.
The incident happened in stoppage time of the first half when Suarez fell to the ground due to a minor collision with an opposition player. During the fall, his shoe apparently loosened and was on the verge of falling out. The 36-year-old immediately began protesting to the referees about the tackle. He boasted about his fall and how his shoe had come out of his foot. At this point, the shoe was lying in front of him while he tried to gain the attention of the referees.
This is when Cruzeiro left-back Marlon Xavier simply picked up the lone shoe and threw it aside. After this, the Uruguayan player completely lost it. The forward stood up furiously and began appealing to the referees about Xavier throwing his shoe. He was pointing fingers at Xavier and complaining angrily. The three men had a very brief yet animated discussion, after which the referee complied with Suarez’s appeal and charged Marlon Xavier with a yellow card.
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Talking about the match, Gremio were in complete control throughout the game and were always in the driver's seat. It was Suarez himself who troubled the scorers in the 29th minute. After that, Felipe Carballo doubled the lead in the 54th minute. Pepe put the icing on the cake with the third and last goal of the match in the 78th minute, thus sealing a 3-0 win for Gremio.
The Uruguayan star has been with the club since the start of this year and has signed a two-year contract. However, recently, several reports emerged that indicated Suarez wanted to leave the club due to his chronic knee problems. However, nothing was confirmed by the club or the player.