RIO DE JANEIRO — Dejected yet defiant, and still fortifying Luis Suarez.
Uruguay’s support of a banned, satirical striker was indifferent on Saturday even as a organisation was toothless in his deficiency and went out of a World Cup with a 2-0 detriment to Colombia.
Among a Uruguay fans in a stands, in a organisation sauce room and in a dugout, Suarez’s tellurian renegade standing is still mystifying. To them, a 27-year-old actor is not a renegade yet a footballing hero, even if a punch on an competition will forestall him representing a inhabitant organisation in rival games for some-more than a year.
“People have been after him for a prolonged time,” Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez pronounced in a Maracana, echoing new attacks on a viewed FIFA and English-language media debate opposite Suarez.
World football’s ruling physique acted quickly after a punch on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during Tuesday’s Group D finale, banning Suarez for 4 months, disrupting his Liverpool career, as good as 9 general matches.
“It is an outrage,” maestro defender Diego Lugano said. “It is a defilement of tellurian rights that is distant over winning or losing a football game.”
While Suarez was some-more than 1,000 miles during home, his common No. 9 jersey was hung in a sauce room as usual, tweeted out for a universe to see by a team. Outside a Maracana, some fans simulated to punch any other, inside many watched a diversion wearing Suarez face masks and “Ole, ole, ole, Suarez” was sung throughout.
“We all know a things that happened, yet we had to take usually certain things out of that situation,” Tabarez said. “In fact, it gave us a lot of strength for this game. We unequivocally wanted to win.”
But detached from Suarez’s name, there was small to hearten as Uruguay fans were outnumbered by a swathes of Colombian yellow. Just like in a organisation theatre opener when Suarez was still recuperating from a knee injury, Uruguay couldn’t find a approach to win in this turn of 16 compare yet a fatal marksman, who scored twice in a feat over England.
At 35, Diego Forlan done small impact adult front during his 53 mins on a pitch. Only in a shutting mins was there any energy from a 2010 semifinalists, yet Cristian Rodriguez, Maxi Pereira and Edinson Cavani were all denied.
Still, though, no fan in a Uruguay shirt could be found blaming Suarez as they left a stadium.
“He is not a criminal, he is a good boy,” pronounced 43-year-old Santiago Pineyioz. “He has a problem.”
Suarez has now been handed a third satirical anathema after prior incidents with Ajax and Liverpool.
But with a FIFA permit preventing Suarez personification in subsequent year’s Copa America, a notice is flourishing in Uruguay that a nation of around 3 million is being foul targeted.
“It’s unequivocally easy for FIFA to retaliate Uruguay,” 33-year-old Jose Maria Blanco said. “They wouldn’t do it to Brazil … we don’t have a power.”
It’s a view that’s common by Uruguay midfielder Egidio Arevalo.
“Right now I’ve got a sour feeling,” Arevalo said. “We unequivocally had to quarrel opposite all … since a law is that they wanted us out of a crater prolonged ago.”
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