Luis Suarez has refused to apologize for his goal stopping handball against Ghana in 2010.
One of the most iconic moments in World Cup history, was when Suarez turned goalkeeper and palmed a goal-destined shot over the bar in 2010. The Uruguayan striker received a red card, but the resulting penalty was missed, and Uruguay progressed to the next round.
An iconic moment for everyone, that is except anyone from Ghana. It seems that this moment wasn’t forgotten quickly and that there is still a bitter aftertaste.
In a press conference ahead of Uruguay’s match with Ghana, a journalist told Suarez that Ghana looks at him as “the devil himself” and hopes that he retires.
🎙 “I didn’t miss the penalty”
Luis Suarez responds to a reporter who asked him if he’s ever considered apologising for his infamous handball in 2010 FIFA World Cup quarter-final against Ghana 👇 pic.twitter.com/pCGYJ96kPb
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 1, 2022
“I did the handball, but the Ghana player missed the penalty, not me,” replied the striker.
“Maybe I would apologise if I did a tackle, injured a player and took a red card. But in this situation… it’s not my fault.
“I didn’t miss the penalty. The player who missed the penalty, he would do the same. It’s not my responsibility how he shot the penalty.”
Ghana fans have a message for Luis Suarez. Remember what happened in South Africa?😈 pic.twitter.com/EDd96jTxda
— GOAL Africa (@GOALAfrica) November 26, 2022
It’s fair to say that there is no love lost between the two teams and tomorrow’s game is destined to be a fiery affair. As long as Portugal doesn’t lose to South Korea, this game is a winner-take-all.