Macron Stadium

Next Game

Bolton v Liverpool

Wednesday, 04 February 2015, 19:45

The FA Cup Fourth Round

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 2 - 0 West Ham

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Mansfield blast for Suarez

Mansfield chairman John Radford has launched a scathing attack on Luis Suarez for celebrating his FA Cup goal on Sunday and says his actions left Liverpool's directors embarrassed.

Last Updated: 08/01/13 at 08:18 Post Comment

Luis Suarez: Criticised by Mansfield chairman following controversial goal in th

Luis Suarez: Criticised by Mansfield chairman following controversial goal in th

Suarez scored what turned out to be the decisive goal in a 2-1 victory for the Premier League side when he handled the ball before shooting in from close range.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisted after the final whistle that the handball was not deliberate, but Radford thinks the Uruguayan cheated and should feel ashamed.

"When you get a professional player like Suarez and when they celebrate after a deliberate foul, then of course it hurts," said Radford.

"Obviously he was (gloating). It was like, 'Hang on, I can get away with this'. If one of my players had done that, I'd be embarrassed.

"I was looking for a fair and true competition. That was one incident in the game that made me feel like it was such a killer.

"They've denied us a replay but it doesn't matter. I'm big enough and daft enough to stand up for the club and take us forward.

"But it's hurtful for the league we are in. I'd have been embarrassed and the man should be embarrassed.

"To do it deliberately and then celebrate is the hardest thing. To cheat, OK, but to cheat and then celebrate cheating... that is the worst thing you can do.

"Cheats will never prosper. The Liverpool directors felt embarrassed."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

Premier League: Louis van Gaal warns Champions League spot will be tough for Manchester United to secure

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has told his players it will be tough to secure a Champions League spot.

Transfer news: Crystal Palace confirm the signing of Senegal defender Pape Souare

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of Senegal defender Pape Souare from Lille, subject to a work permit.

Nemanja Matic says Chelsea happy to maintain their five-point Premier League lead

Midfielder Nemanja Matic was happy to take a point after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Manchester City.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company