The Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez claims he owes neither Ghanaians nor Africans an explanation for touching the ball in the penalty area during the dying moments of Ghana’s 2010 World Cup match in South Africa.
He claims that Ghanaians were given a penalty that they failed to score, and as a result, he feels no need to apologize.
2010’s quarterfinal match at Soccer City stadium in South Africa came to a dramatic conclusion when Suarez used his hands to block a header that was headed for goal.
He received a red card, and Ghana was given a penalty.
While walking down the tunnel, Suarez joyously applauded Asamoah Gyan’s miss from the spot.
What that incident video below:
Twelve years later, today Friday, December 2, Ghana will play Uruguay in the last Group H match at the Al Janoub stadium, with a spot in the round of 16 on the line.
Speaking to the media prior to the game about his deed from 12 years ago, Suarez remarked
“I don’t need to apologise. I’d apologise if I injured a player but in this situation, I handled the ball, I take a red card and the Ghana player missed the penalty. It’s not my fault. I didn’t miss the penalty. It’s not my responsibility.” said Suarez ahead of the game against Ghana on Friday.
Ghana sit second in Group H and need at least a draw and hope Portugal beat South Korea to advance to the knockout stages.
Watch what Suarez said below:
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Louis Gyamerah