Suarez returns to the famous 2010 episode

1 year ago

Luis Suarez responds to a reporter who asked him if he’s ever considered apologising for his infamous handball in 2010 FIFA World Cup quarter-final against Ghana.  I don’t need to apologize. I’d apologize 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”.

Asamoah Gyan holds no grudge against Luis Suarez more than a decade on from THAT handball incident at the World Cup. The Ghana legend even admitted he would have done the exact same as the Uruguay striker had the roles been reversed.

Suarez was sent off in the World Cup quarter-final back in 2010 for this pretty blatant handball Back in 2010, Suarez deliberately saved a shot with his hands to prevent a certain goal that would have sent Ghana to the semi-finals in South Africa.

He was sent off and a penalty was awarded. Gyan stepped up and missed the spot-kick and the match went to extra-time and penalties. The former Sunderland striker then did score in the shootout, but Uruguay won and went through to the last four of the World Cup.

Reflecting on what happened, Gyan told talkSPORT: “I’m a football player and I do understand the game. Back home, everybody who watched the game, they dislike him. “I always say if I was Suarez I would have done the same thing to save my country. He’s a hero there.

“Although people see him as a cheat, he did what he had to do to get his country to the semi-final. “People do hate him, but I’m in the game as well. He did what he had to do to get his country to the semi-final. “It has been [more than] 10 years now and it still sticks in my mind. It is a pain that I have to live with.”