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After this post, I’m not gonna comment anymore about Luis Suarez nor Patrice Evra

Spent the better part of a day cooling tensions. Either on FB, twitter, smses & face to face.

Yes united had the victory. Score read 2-1, united were the better team.

No matter what happened, the Suarez Evra handshake shouldn’t have turned out the way it did. Suarez has apologised, kenny has apologised and the club has apologised. So let’s move on.

I won’t condemn Luis though. No matter what people say, he has my adoration and though I may not agree with all of his actions: he is still my favourite player and is a seriously misunderstood character. He has an unquenchable will to win with enormous passion and unpredictability. You never know what’s gonna happen next once he has the ball. What a player.

Having said that, he does have his flaws. Awful temper, he can do better in curbing it and expressing himself properly on the pitch. It also helps if he can mature from this whole saga & being a better person & player from all this.

Ive read his short story and I know he’s not a malicious person, just someone incredibly driven with an amazing will to win. He’s also not afraid to go to extremes and is even prepared to sacrifice himself for the better of his team. (a part-time keeper for Uruguay vs Ghana)

Having said that, the reason why I’ve defended Suarez to the hilt is also because of loyalty. He wears the shirt and is a member of the family, the prodigal son so to speak. Yet I also understand that I’ve crossed the line and offended a fair few united fans in this period. For this I sincerely apologise.

Also, the reason why he is my favourite player (not gerrard, nor alonso, they’re my most respected and in my top tier of players I look up to) is that there’re many, many similarities between us both. I’m also temperamental, tending to the extremes at times. And willing to do whatever it takes to win regardless of cost or consideration for people at times, not withstanding the fact he’s also my age

Anyway, he has apologised, I’ve also apologised to the relevant parties and learned many a lesson about relationships and discipleship in the process. Winning isn’t everything. Respect, honor is.

To this, spent a better part of a day shutting myself off social media only to see a sh*tstorm over this. Which leads to this: are we really the moral authority we’d like to think we are? When it comes to accusations? Do we really like to put somebody down just because he has done wrong? Even so, isn’t it better to just let it pass?

As the bible says: it’s better to remove the plank in our eye rather than accusing our brother of having a speck in his.

Just did the same in the LFC FB groups, trying to get the hate down and give cool heads & perspective. Both sides have been at fault throughout this. The jeering of evra at Anfield, the slaughter of Suarez at OT. The racist tees and jerseys. The Suarez t-shirts.

And I sincerely hope to anyone reading this: be it you’re a hardcore red like me, a man utd fan or a neutral. Let’s learn to live with one another and not go out of the way to hurt each other. I’ve learned my lesson the hard way and almost lost a few relationships. And it helps to have self control and not unleash emotions on social media too. One moment of release can lead to many days of repairing and hurt especially if done online. Taking deep breaths and staying away from any form of communication helps greatly

We aren’t the moral authority by ourselves, but together we can help restore it by showing it to one another properly.

Peace. From a loyal but repentant red

Pretty pissed off with the Suarez Evra affair. Disillusioned with the reporting of the whole thing. And most disappointed with the amount of people playing judge, jury & executioner.

Ok, it seems like I’m in the minority here being wholly behind Suarez. How is it that a man, is solely targeted at & discriminated against is hounded like this? This is unbelievable

Rivalries are supposed to be on the field only, though there’re times people cross the line, myself included I admit.

Yet this has crossed the line, seeing people simply behaving as though they were there personally and condemning luis as if he had murdered their family.

Seriously, what has he done to you? A little perspective please. Open your eyes and look around. If Evra is really a victim. At least he should carry himself with dignity and if Suarez was really at fault I’d hold my hands up and admit I’m wrong. Yet seeing his celebrations at the end, does that speak of a man of honour?

Utterly disgusted at how someone can be hung, drawn and quartered in public. Whatever good name he has is completely shredded and the only ones he has left are Uruguayans, LFC and possibly Ajax fans. Not least the media, completely lost respect for certain people in this saga too.

At the end of the day, things happen and we move on. Those whom still harp on it. Let me ask you this question: what importance is it to you that justice is done? Have you stopped and asked yourself: If you were in his shoes, let’s say if, you’re wrongly accused. Will you just yield in to the accuser like that? You’d stand your ground too. That’s the difference between his ban in holland for biting & this. He knew his mistake when at Ajax and he accepted the ban. If he is really guilty of racism, at least consider why LFC are wholly behind him and the fans even more so.

Before tarring all reds as racist, consider the fact that reds hail from all corners of the globe, Africa, America, Europe, middle-east, Asians, Chinese, Koreans, arabs and so on. If he really is guilty of racism as believed. The club and fans will deal with it firmly and swiftly ourselves.

So please, stop and think about what you’re saying and adding your ‘two cents’ into this. Many voices can eventually become ‘noise’ that clouds the truth of what really happened.

Please, place yourself in the shoes of the accused for once and consider all positions. Let’s not be a random accuser, for we never know one day it could be you, or me that’ll receive all this.

Yeah, thanks to a good look in the mirror. It had to happen.

 

But its’ a good lesson learnt nevertheless. This time I know why, why it turned out the way it did.

 

Life goes on, baggage had to be shed, people grow older and move on. Maybe that’s why God allowed that to happen in my life.

 

Moving on:

Justice, for you Luis.

 

Can’t wait to see him in action again!!! Luis SUAREZ