For this article i’m going to take a few quotes from the latest brilliant example of what I call ‘Liverpool Logic’. These quotes are from a Brendan Rogers’ press conference – he’s discussing Suarez’s 10 match ban after biting Ivanovic.
“The punishment has been against the man rather than the incident”
I agree with that to be honest Brendan. The same man who stamps on opponents, fights with team-mates, swears at football fans, punches opponents, bites other players, has a history of diving, handballs to win games and of course – racially abuses people and then refuses to shake their hand. Sure, the punishment’s against that lovely man.
“It was violent conduct, the football club admitted it, Luis admitted it”
Whilst I think we all recognise that admitting you bit someone several hours after it’s the main story on just about every media outlet in the country is nothing short of courageous, I would also like to point out that that’s completely irrelevant – he’s still bitten someone on a football pitch.
“We’ve got a punishment with absolutely no intention towards helping a rehabilitation of a player”
Well, the FA is a governing body of football, they don’t run rehabilitation centres unfortunately – that’s your job. But to be fair, i’m sure if Wayne Rooney took a bite of Carragher’s arm, all Liverpool fans and staff would be calling for the former Evertonian to be rehabilitated.
“He’s a boy that’s working tirelessly to fit in to the life and the way it is in this country”
Can’t argue with that. Apparently in Uruguay it’s completely OK to have a nibble on someone’s arm. How is he meant to adapt to this new non-biting culture in just 2 years?
Once again it’s Liverpool against the rest of the world. Always has been, always will be…
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