Luis Suarez lost his mind during Gremio’s 3-0 win against Cruzeiro on Sunday. It was not the result of a dangerous tackle or a VAR decision, but instead an act of thievery.
In first half stoppage time, Cruziero defender Marlon Xavier grabbed Suarez’s boot and threw it off the pitch.
“El Pistolero” had removed the shoe to demonstrate to the referee that he was fouled by Marlon. He was already upset, but when the Cruziero player threw the shoe halfway to Uruguay, that is when Suarez truly lost it.
His protests were enough to see Marlon get a yellow card for the action. The former Liverpool and Barcelona striker had the last laugh on the day.
He ended the game with one goal and one assist (and a yellow card of his own), while Marlon Xavier was subbed off before the end of the 90 minutes in Cruzeiro’s three-goal defeat.
Although he did not get away with the crime, things could have turned out much worse for Marlon. Just ask Giorgio Chiellini or Branislav Ivanovi, two of the notable players Suarez has bitten during games in his career.
The Uruguayan was suspended from all soccer activities by FIFA for four months in 2014 after the bite on Chiellini at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Suarez has accumulated 5 goals, 5 assists and 4 yellow cards in 16 league matches with Gremio this season. They are currently 3rd in the Brazilian Serie A table.