The age of celebrity manifests itself in all walks of life from politicians who want to be TV/cyber TV stars to sportsman who are bigger than their teams.
We need to learn the Torres and Suarez lesson, Mascherano did the same thing but he was never so worshiped. How LFC continue to deal with Suarez will send out a message for all further dealings like the trailblazer of modern day club power, Mr D Levy, of Tottenham.
Newcastle United’s Yohan Cabaye refused to play, went on strike and Mr Pardew, prior to the transfer window closing, said he may have still been sold – not the right message Mr Pardew! Let him sit in the reserves to make an example; not sell him to make the wrong example…others will follow suit at Newcastle.
We forgot: No player is bigger than the club. After Torres stabbed us in the back Louis came in as an upgrade but he too has turned.
Let’s not let Sturridge turn into another Torres or Suarez. He doesn’t need to be worshipped.
Harry Redknapp described football fans as shallow and would sing Saddam Hussain’s name if he banged in a few goals. I can’t argue with that. I’ve stood by a ‘cannibal’ all year saying he’s misunderstood/picked on and slipped, teeth first while screaming on a forearm!
There has been some desperate writing regarding Suarez this summer, my favourite is a BBC headline: ‘Rodgers refuses to discuss Suarez’. How is that a newsworthy headline?!!
I’d have been happy to see Suarez sold abroad for £35million with a percentage follow on sale clause, but not to a Premiership side.
I’d be happy for him to sit, rot, reflect and learn humility like City taught Tevez. LFC need to be big and show they have balls. In the long term selling to Arsenal for £55million will count for nothing. £55million and Walcott…that’s interesting.
How many games did Suarez miss? If he’d not nibbled on the opposition we may have had Champions League this season! He therefore, could have done more. He was a part if the squad and failed to get Champions League.
I would like the age of the player worshiping to come to an end immediately. I would like all the large posters of Suarez removed. He has to earn the respect he has lost back.
We need to be careful to not give other players big heads and give credit to the manager. One thing is for certain; our relationship with Suarez will never be the same. I will not hold any player in such high esteem again, Torres, Suarez…once bitten, twice bitten and time to get shy!
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