Liverpool striker Luis Suarez admits diving against Stoke, says Manchester United control the media
Luis Suarez has admitted he dived to try and win a penalty against Stoke in October.
The spot-kick was not awarded and the match ended 0-0, but Potters boss Tony Pulis called for retrospective action to be taken against the Liverpool striker.
He’s now admitted that he did dive.
The Uruguayan said: “I don’t listen to all the nonsense some people say about me. I’m accused of cheating here. People say I throw myself all the time inside the box.
“They said that when we played against Stoke, for instance, and in that case they were right. I invented a foul because we were drawing and I wanted to win.
“Sometimes on the pitch I say to myself, ‘What have I done?’ But the name of Suarez sells papers.”
Hmmm… slightly flawed defence there, Luis.
But Suarez was adamant his handball in the FA Cup match against Mansfield was accidental.
He explained: “I touched the ball with my hand accidentally, and I was criticised because I kissed my hand.
“The media make up a lot of things about me because they want to sell papers. I say to the media – you should talk more about football, not about other stuff.”
He went onto allege that the UK media is biased towards Manchester United.
He told Fox Sports Argentina: “When someone comes and says to me something bad about being a South American, I don’t cry, because that happens inside the pitch.
“I have my conscience clean. But as I have said, Manchester United controls the media, they are powerful and the media will always help them.
“It’s complicated to play here in England. As Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero have said, it’s complicated for a South American footballer to be here as we are treated differently to the local footballers.”
What do you reckon to all that?