Even if you aren’t the biggest soccer fan in the world, you’ve likely heard of Luis Suarez somewhere along the way.
While Suarez — known for being a singular, dominant force of nature at Liverpool and part of a devastating three-headed monster with Leo Messi and Neymar at Barcelona — is considered to be among the best players of his generation, he’ll also long be remembered for his antics, or as it’s called in the football world, s—housery.
Now 36 years old, the legendary Uruguayan striker now plays for Gremio in the Brazilian Serie A. And while Suarez may not be the same player he once was, his personality remains unchanged, as evidenced by his latest tantrum during Gremio’s match against Cruzeiro on Monday night.
As seen in the video below, Suarez completely lost his mind after an opposition player tossed his missing boot off the pitch as Suarez was attempting to convince the official to call a foul.
After being felled by a Cruzeiro player, Luis Suárez tried and failed to convince the referee that a free-kick should be given. Suárez removed his right shoe to show the damage, to no avail, with the referee awarding a throw-in to Cruzeiro. While the referee didn’t rise to the bait, Cruzeiro’s Marlon did by throwing Suárez’s boot away, earning himself a yellow card and provoking a protest by the Uruguayan. [via The Guardian]
Suarez wasn’t all showmanship during the match, however, as he also chipped in with a goal and an assist en route to a 3-0 win for Gremio.
In addition to Gremio, Suarez has also played for Nacional (in his home country of Uruguay), Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, Ajax, and Groningen (the latter two are clubs in the Netherlands).
The heyday of Suarez’s career came during his time with Barcelona from 2014 to 2020, as he scored 147 goals in 191 appearances, while also winning four La Liga titles, four Copa del Reys, and the Champions League.