Updated: Suarez Apologizes…Until The Next Time

30 Jun

Yeah, I’d like to believe it won’t happen again but after 3 biting incidents in 4 years…

And it easily could have been four. Pictures of him looking for all the world like he’s trying to bite Chiellini during the 2013 Confederations Cup have emerged in the last week.

article-2668987-1F1C3AF900000578-796_634x589article-2668987-1F1C3AF900000578-244_634x461article-2668987-1F1C3C0F00000578-751_634x513I enjoy Chiellini’s “I’m not your fucking lunch, arsehole!” stance in the last picture. But Suarez’s dead eyed glare in response gives me the willies. It feels like a “…but you will be!”

I find it amazing how quickly his stories always change. He didn’t do it, he didn’t do anything wrong, whoops – pressure from authority figures – guess it’s time to apologize. It always feels grudging and half-assed. How many ‘redemption arcs’ does he think he’s going to get (or deserves)? The public is growing tired of this bullshit. I’m sorry but IMHO, this man is not the victim of some sort of media witch hunt. The scrutiny and any criticism he’s getting is well deserved in this case.  His inability to control himself can’t be excused because of his technical brilliance. If he was a lesser player, his ass would already be out of a job. He’s caused embarrassment to his clubs and country with his antics (as well as the sport).

And I really don’t think he can change. If he  stops cold turkey and doesn’t bite anyone else for the rest of his career that would be great, but my gut instinct is that he’d act out in some other way.  I would like very much to be wrong about this, but what are the chances?  Here’s hoping that this incident, with the whole world watching, is the wake up call he needs to get some behavioral therapy, anger management and/or a muzzle so he can play football and let his talent be the talking point, not his carnivorousness.

Updated: Chiellini has responded. He’s a better person than I am because I wouldn’t want Suarez’s suspension reduced.

– Lozil

8 Responses to “Updated: Suarez Apologizes…Until The Next Time”

  1. Katie Ann June 30, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

    I really want him to get his aggression under control. I mean, I’d root for anyone to be a better person. I don’t think he’s in an environment that’s conducive to it, though. As long as teams keep wanting him, paying him, and playing him (once the suspension ends), he’s got no incentive to change.

    That’s a lot of grace from Chiellini.

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 30, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

      I think you hit the nail on the head, Katie Ann. Where’s the incentive to change esp. if people keep validating you and making excuses.

      And yes, Chiellini was classy as hell about it. He blew off steam in earlier interviews right after it happened but I really can’t blame him for that. It’s understandable, but after that, he actually spoke out in support of Luis (which blows my mind) and said that he felt the ban was excessive. I can’t agree with him on that one but since he’s the one who actually got bitten, that’s his perogative.::shrugs::

  2. CinematiqueChic June 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    Maybe it’s a language thing, but the wording “my colleague suffered the result of a bite” is hilarious to me. Even while he’s taking responsibility it still sounds like he’s trying to reduce his role in it. Anyway, I don’t know if it’s really a psychological issue or he just doesn’t care that much because he’s talented enough that clubs will continue to put up with him and fans will continue to defend him, but he seemed to have put the last biting incident behind him this past season and then he goes out and does it again… I’m seriously skeptical that he will be able to control himself in the future.

  3. Anonymous June 30, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    Yeah, and I’ll never eat sweets again……..(rolling eyes)

  4. Natalie June 30, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

    “So sorry I run into you teeth first!!!” This is what this apology reads to me.

    He is just sorry he got caught this time and the punishment was much harsher than he expected.

    Rumor is there would not be an apology as Barcelona is interested in signing him and forced him to issue one prior to new deal. I hope they get vaccinations if they sign him in to La Liga. Can anyone imagine him against Ramos and Pepe???

    Great of Chiellini though. Other bitten victims where not so forgiving.

  5. Anonymous July 1, 2014 at 2:53 am #

    He won’t change because he doesn’t truly believe he’s done anything wrong. Have you seen the way his fellow country men are defending him. They call him a hero. Even the PRESIDENT of the country is defending him!!!!!! So as long as the people he loves defend him, he won’t change.

  6. Dr Heidi July 1, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    Ummmmm….at the very least, how about a mouth guard? Good enough for football players….

  7. jellyace July 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    This apology is pure PR Damage Control hogwash! In no way does he admit to his action. Saying “I’m sorry you were hurt” is not the same as saying “I’m sorry I hurt you.” It’s a non-apology!

    “I vow to the public that that there will never again be another incident like” (sic)
    Yes, next time he will do it differently.

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