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Should Luis Suarez be banned for stamping on David Jones in Liverpool’s win over Wigan?
- November 18, 2012
“He was very fortunate because there was a stamp on David Jones that the referee didn’t see. That wasn’t the sign of a top player. He was fortunate today. I have not mentioned it to the referee. The things that may happen on a football pitch should be judged by the referee. Those are the incidents that happen. It wasn’t a nasty game, a bad game. But when you see the replay it is a clear stamp. It could have been a red card if the referee had seen it. But I am not one to look back.” – Wigan boss Roberto Martinez.
Liverpool talisman and the Premier League’s top goal scorer Luis Suarez may have seen his side past Wigan at Anfield with a two-goal haul but the Uruguayan striker courted controversy once again.
Suarez was involved in an incident in the 63rd minute of the match that saw the Liverpool striker stamp on the ankle of Wigan’s David Jones, leaving the Latics man crumpled in a heap.
Jones, who had earlier come on as a substitute, was eventually able to continue and played the rest of the second half as Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool side sauntered to a comfortable win.
The Liverpool hitman is only likely to receive a retrospective punishment if referee Kevin Friend includes the incident in his match report, or if the FA decide the challenge needs further investigation.
Footage of Luis Suarez’s stamp on David Jones can be seen on the gif above and the video below.