LUIS SUAREZ was really CORRECT to enchantment for a card when Gonzalo Jara worn out a pitch invader.
Footage of the controversial Uruguay striker went viral when he chased the referee waving an imaginary card.
The fan – at first wearing a hen outfit – had ran on to the sphere of play and was making headway throughout the pitch regardless of being chased by stewards.
Jara then took issues into his personal arms by dangling out a leg for the invader and he duly went tumbling to the bottom.
And Surarez – who was simply yards away from the incident – ran about 15 yards to the referee and rapidly began attempting to get him to place Jara’s title into his notepad.
However whereas many blasted the Barcelona man, 32, for his bold appeals, the Legal guidelines of the Recreation point out Suarez might really have had a sound level.
On the FA’s web site, below Regulation 12 Fouls and Misconduct, particulars are given for the repercussions when such an incident takes place.
The violent conduct part reads: “Violent conduct is when a participant makes use of or makes an attempt to make use of extreme drive or brutality towards an opponent when not difficult for the ball, or towards a team-mate, crew official, match official, spectator or another individual, no matter whether or not contact is made.
“As well as, a participant who, when not difficult for the ball, intentionally strikes an opponent or another individual on the pinnacle or face with the hand or arm, is responsible of violent conduct except the drive used was negligible.”
Judging by that, then, Suarez was proper.
If the referee deemed Jara’s kick out on the fan to “use or try to make use of extreme drive or brutality”, then he ought to have carded him – and it could have been pink.
Thankfully for Suarez’s aspect, they nonetheless managed to beat the 11 males of Chile 1-Zero, because of Edinson Cavani’s final winner.
Suarez additionally got here below fireplace earlier within the sport after he appealed for handball within the field… towards the goalkeeper.
The ahead tried to cross the ball for Cavani to attain.
However Chile keeper Gabriel Arias obtained again within the nick of time to deflect the ball out for a nook together with his arm.
In what was absolutely a lapse in focus, Suarez then threw his arm within the air and appealed for a penalty.
Sadly for Luis, the foundations do nonetheless permit a goalkeeper to try this. Alas…