Just over a year ago a certain Uruguayan striker etched his name onto the hate list of practically every United fan on the planet when he became embroiled in a racially charged spat with our skipper.
Fast forward fourteen months and its seems Luis Suarez cannot help himself when it comes to Manchester United as even now, he simply cannot let it go when it comes to his paranoia surrounding the club.
Suarez noted in a recent interview: “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.”
Why Suarez would suddenly decided to blame United for controlling the media, is all a bit baffling, it’s almost as though the striker thinks the Reds are to blame for all the criticism he gets.
Following his handball against Mansfield the media took Suarez to task over the incident- many erroneously suggesting that his ‘kiss the wrist’ celebration was in some way rubbing his misdemeanour in everyone’s faces.
Suarez may feel he’s been harshly judged but let’s be honest he hardly does himself any favours when he claims that United control the media with one breath and then with the next breath admitting:
“I don’t listen 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.
“Let’s see: 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 1-1 against Stoke and I wanted to win.”
Suarez is a quality player of that there’s little doubt but his antics don’t exactly endear him to many rival fans- let alone United ones. His constant moaning about United however, is actually making me warm to him a little, as he’s making himself and in turn Liverpool look a tad paranoid and more than a bit sad.
Let’s not forget in July last year Suarez claimed:
“People at the club are sure that it was a way that Manchester United used to put me out of the team and stop Liverpool.
“But in England, Man United has this political power, and you have to respect that and shut your mouth.”
I said at the time Suarez was talking drivel, the bans to Rio Ferdinand for missing a drugs test, Wayne Rooney for swearing and the extension of Eric Cantona’s ban for assaulting Matthew Simmons showed that the FA are far from in United’s pocket.
The idea that the media is controlled by United is also laughable when you consider how the biggest selling paper in the country dug out a video from 2004 of Patrice Evra using the N-word then published it on their website to somehow negate his accusations of Suarez.
Let’s not forget the criticism the club has received for not entering the FA cup in 2000 despite only doing it to help with the England world cup bid, or the way United fans have been treated in the media over recent years.
Suarez’s fixation with United is helping to turn his club into the very thing the Scousers used to accuse us of when we were in their shadow- at least in terms of success- ‘bitter, deluded and obsessed.’
Many Liverpool fans can’t even see it but the fact their best player and leading scorer, persists on banging on about United, regardless of the irrelevance, simply highlights how far this once mighty club has fallen.
And for that I’m extremely grateful…..
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