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[Video] Suarez ‘Karate Kick’ On Parker – Was This A Red Card?

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez made a controversial return to action during last night’s 0-0 draw with Tottenham at Anfield, kicking Scott Parker in the stomach

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez made a controversial return to action during last night’s 0-0 draw with Tottenham at Anfield. The Uruguayan has just served a total of nine matches after being banned for one game for an obscene gesture at Fulham followed by his eight game ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra.

Suarez was introduced on the hour mark against Spurs and within minutes was in the thick of the action, striking Parker in the stomach as the pair jostled for a loose ball. He was given a yellow card for the incident with many suggesting he should have seen red. Watch the video below and make your own judgement:

Artera patada de Luis Suárez by red_wing_21



  1. ants

    February 7, 2012 at 9:57 am

    definate red… he was no where near the ball!!

  2. tony

    February 7, 2012 at 10:17 am

    its sad when one of the best crowds in football(liverpool)applauds someone like suarez who is a racialist and kicks parker in the stomach and its no accident.there are better people to cheer than the uruguayan.

  3. mendes

    February 7, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Parker had already headed the ball when Suarez kick him in the gut. Typical bin-dippers cheering their ‘Hero’ for this act. Red cad? Definitely!

    • mendes

      February 7, 2012 at 10:32 am

      …Card?, but cad will do!!

  4. Billy

    February 7, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I see the vultures are already out, so scared of Little Luis.

    SUAREZ IS NOT A RACIST THE FS REPORT SAID SO, if people are going to beat him with this trumped up report then at least get it right, HE ABUSED EVRA WITH A COMMENT WITH RACIAL OVERTONES. (He Called him Black ONCE and admitted to it as he thought he was not causing offence, as the phrase used is not offensive in his country). LFC standpoint was That Luis meant nothing by what he said, the inconsistancies in Evra statements and the FA railroaded he as they wanted to get back at Blatter.

    LFC do not condone Racism as proven since with the Oldham issue.

    This whole thing stinks to high heaven and you wonder why LFC have a siege mentallity about this.

    I Haven’t heard anyone from SPURS ref the kick to Parker, both the player and coach had chance last night, and nothing in reports. Only complaints about it have come from Man U and Ex Man U scum.

    • Billy

      February 7, 2012 at 10:38 am

      Sorry FA not FS, before someone picks me up for it.

      • Joe

        February 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm

        What is racist in one country is racist in every country, regardless of whether the society deems it so. And ‘abuse with racial overtones’?! Define that! How can ‘abuse with racial overtones’ be anything BUT racist?

    • Paul

      February 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      Why call him the “Black one” at all?! Why not call him Patrice? If I spent all day calling the jewish fellow at work “Yid”, he would complain to my manager. I would not expect to defend myself by saying “well i go to Spurs every week and at the Lane we use the word Yid as a nice word and even chant it!”. Sorry – doesnt work like that.

      And nobody at Spurs commented on the karate kick because they rose above it. Parker didnt complain about being clotheslined by the same little Luis at WHL earlier this season either. Shame a few Liverpool fans cant follow suit following all the bleating about Bale diving – something that is acceptable so long as the diver is Gerrard or Suarez.

      • suaray

        February 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm

        @Paul it was said once – not all day as you put it!

    • Warren Rodrigues

      February 11, 2012 at 10:38 am

      I agree mate, it’s United just trying to rock Liverpool’s boat because they are a bunch of filthy dirty MANCS! People just need to HARDEN THE F**K UP! I’m a coloured person and the word NEGRO is not bad! Go Liverpool.

      • Yanik Marquis

        February 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

        Wow… the way you just referred to yourself as coloured indicates a bit of ignorance on your part, also claiming negro is not bad? I’m not too sure what you find acceptable or not but being black myself the terms coloured and negro are certainly not.

  5. sid

    February 7, 2012 at 10:39 am

    refs need to grow a set

  6. billspurbob

    February 7, 2012 at 10:43 am

    being sent off for this dangerous play …….never….being sent of for sliding in a tackle and winning the ball well thats different …… no?!!…….and where is the post game discipline on this as with other players etc?………the word is……bull…….with such inconsistency……the FA and refs have created their own nightmare……rules ? what rules……

  7. harry

    February 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

    tha fact saurez was banned prevoiusly …doesnt mean he should be treated lightly on his kick on parker……. it was a red card…….or does it?

  8. Carrard

    February 7, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Never a red. Bale should have been sent off way before…

    • Romeo Longsword

      February 7, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      Never a Red? Because you support Liverpool? You are a dick head and bring your team to shame by backing your player’s shameful action.

  9. Carrard

    February 7, 2012 at 11:36 am

    … and nobody looses a word about it!

  10. King Kong

    February 7, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Everybody hates Suarez because he is too good for the EPL. Everybody is a racist by their own standards. Before anyone of you accuse someone as a racist, just look at yourselves in the mirror.

    • Paul

      February 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      dont talk out of your arse when youve eaten a curry…

      everybody hates Suarez because he’s a cheat and a racist

    • Romeo Longsword

      February 7, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      He might be a skillful footbaler, but he is also a trouble maker, his middle finger @ Fullham, his kick at Parker and his Racist comment are indeed, too exceptional for the EPL.

      You and your beloved player can go play somewhere else.

      Now I am glad Spurs didn’t buy him, even though calling a black person “black” is not a racist, but keep calling a well know player not by his name, but by the race is unexceptionable.

  11. ArmchairLFCfan

    February 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Another piece of poorly written article aimed at stirring a controversy; more like making a mountain out of a mole hill. Who are we over rule the referee??? Let’s get on with the game.

    • Romeo Longsword

      February 7, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      I am sure if the article was praising the LFC you wouldn’t say the same, even Man U players would say he has gone too far, face the music and don’t force yourself to shame.

  12. I knew this would come

    February 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I knew people would use every little chance to hammer suarez after his undeserved, manutd manufactured suspension. Why do you think its called MANUfactured? Simple because they made that word! Nobody talks about a clear red card to Cahill in his Chelsea debut – that was not given, nobody talks about a few blatant dives and pushes from bale that could easily have merited to yelllow cards – you arent picking on them cause they are british! Who’s the racists here? It was a mistake, but he is clearly looking at the ball, thinking his push had parker out of the way. If you look at the flight of the ball and the timing of the kick it fits! By no means intended. A free kick for the push it is and a yellow for a high foot. Fair decision!

    • Romeo Longsword

      February 7, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      If you watch the video again, Parker has already headed the ball, then Suarez decided to kick Parker because he was in his way, the kick was a mean act, you either a very rubbish footballer, or a very dirty player to do what Suarez did.

      • Joe

        February 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm

        It makes sense that the kick came after the header. The time that the ball would have taken to drop to Suarez’s boot accounts for the delay.

  13. Glen H

    February 7, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    liverpool are really getting drawn down into the mire by the likes of suarez, carol, belendemy, gerrard and in particular kk. its a shame

  14. suaray

    February 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    It’s a shame that shrek has to tweet about Suarez just before Liverpool play them in the next game, man-u are petrified of him, and rightly so – and you telling me wooney has never made red card offences and got away with them? right! Its football get on with it!

    • fifa2012

      February 7, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      who cares Yeh PRICK petrified Dont think so but maybe as the gaucho cowboy may come to the ETERNAL CITY in HIS HOLDER CLU KLUX CLAN OUTFIT, ? GUARDS TAKE THE HOOD OFF AS THEY MIGHT BE STEIN IN PEEL OR EUSABIO IN TO PLAY UP FRONT. ! THEY’LL NEED IT.. !!!

      • Come again?

        February 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm

        What? Forget racism, literacy seems to be the dirty word around here. I’m going to give you a tip that will serve you well in life. Have a look to the left of your keyboard. Now using your fat, meaty fingers (that’s right, take them off your cock for two seconds) try pushing the one that is marked “Caps Lock”. Moron.

  15. Jobsworth

    February 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm


    That is hilarious. I skimmed over the ‘gaucho cowboy’, but still got lost at ‘stein in peel’.
    I’m with Come Again? – I have no idea what you’re trying to say, but it made me laugh!

  16. Trev

    February 7, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Quite simply if a player deliberately kicks another player in the stomach when the ball is over a metre away, he deserves a red card, whatever team he plays for.

    • Daryl

      February 7, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      yeah if deliberate, not if done accidently though. He was kicking upwards and focusing on the ball. He was not anticipating Parker heading it, he was fully committed and could not pull out.

      I will appear in front of you when you are kicking upwards like that, and see if you can stop.

  17. AC

    February 8, 2012 at 5:52 am

    With the ball in the air, Suarez used his body to bump Parker slightly, then to kick in direction of goal with the ball dropping, in anticipation of it missing parker’s head. All these idiots thinking it is intentional. Suarez is 100% committed, not a pantomime villain, like Man U would like u to believe.

  18. J

    February 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    It’s funny how some of you guys don’t realise Suarez kicked Parker after he headed the ball.

    What, can’t Suarez see that the ball was in mid-air before kicking him. He had more than enough time to react to his intentions. Come on, Suarez should have anticipated what Parker was trying to do. DEFEND his goal obviously. One of the most used techniques in defending is heading the ball away or try to head the ball towards your team-mates. Suarez was obviously being an idiot!

  19. Martin Holleyoake

    February 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Thank God Parker’s guts were in the way, otherwise he would have his head took off!
    Reckless kick, if you swing a leg like that, in my opinion you know exactly what you’re doing, I used to play like that myself, I’m ashamed to say!!
    Great player though, but he can certainly put it about, as an earlier poster reminded us all, he done Parker last year good and proper with a clothesline last year. Still, compared to Tommy Smith, he’s an absolute pussy

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