Sunday July 6 2014
They Said What?!

Luis Suarez sinks his teeth into World Cup controversy, Andrea Pirlo rock star and the new George Best in Susy Campanale's quotes round-up.

“These things happen in the box.”

Only around you, Luis Suarez

“This is a World Cup of football, not of cheap morality.”

Nor, added Uruguay Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez, of cheap dentistry

“With this ban, who wins? Who loses? Who benefits? Will it avoid incidents like this from happening again? I doubt it very much, because they’ve happened before.”

Yes, Tabarez, specifically involving Luis Suarez biting another two players

“We feel that this is an assault on the poor because this gang will never forgive him because he never went to university, he isn’t educated, he grew up on the field, and he is a natural rebel and expresses his anger naturally.”

President of Uruguay Jose Mujica assures the uneducated always communicate via a series of nibbles

“Giorgio Chiellini’s attitude is worst of all. A sportsman leaving the field, crying and appealing against a rival. As a man, he disappointed me totally.”

Diego Lugano was also let down by John Lennon’s reaction to being shot. What a wimp.

“The FIFA sanction is shameful, they have no sensitivity towards the fans, they might as well handcuff him and throw him in Guantanamo. The sanction on Luis is a way of punishing Uruguayan clubs for asking Conmebol for a fairer share of money. It’s an excessive suspension, FIFA cannot talk about morals to anyone. Suarez didn’t kill anyone. This is an unjust punishment, the act of an incredible mafia.”

Diego Armando Maradona stopped just short of saying FIFA are ‘like the Nazis,’ but other than that every crazy conspiracy theory box was ticked

“This ban is an enormous disgrace. Who said he bit his opponent? Many things can be said about those images. Evidently the condemnation around the world is all envy.”

Uruguayan Javier Ernesto Chevanton literally cannot believe his own eyes, much as we can’t believe our ears listening to this rubbish

“We need real men, not Panini stickers or characters. These are of no use to the Nazionale.”

Daniele De Rossi finds a new way to describe lightweight players

“Uruguay are technically strong and have a mischievous side.”

Cesare Maldini hit the nail on the tooth in his preview...

“They keep saying Pirlo, Buffon, Barzagli, Chiellini, etc are too old, then when push comes to shove those are the first names people rely on.”

Gigi Buffon’s statement probably says more about the younger generation than anything else

“For now I have decided to leave the national team, but if the new Coach asks for my availability, I would willingly return.”

Andrea Pirlo is like the band that leaves the stage for a false encore

“Kyle Lafferty is an out-of-control womaniser, an Irishman without rules. He is someone who disappears for a week and goes on the hunt for women in Milan. He has two families with six children, he never trains, he’s completely off the rails.”

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini thinks Northern Ireland have found the new George Best

“Have you seen our system? It’s how Juventus play and how Italy played against Spain in the Confederations Cup. Juve inspired us.”

Costa Rica Coach Jorge Luis Pinto reveals it was really a victory for Italian football after all...

“The referee and Lionel Messi made the difference, in that order.”

Iran manager Carlos Queiroz thinks the Golden Boot should go to the officials

“Italy were penalised by having too much possession.”

Zdenek Zeman confirms his status as the ultimate anti-Tiki-Taka tactician

“We can explain what happened in Manaus, where we grabbed a victory against a group of kids who were put on to the field in the least bad way by a manager who is by his very nature a born loser.”

Luciano Moggi notes beating Roy Hodgson’s side was little to shout about

“We showed today what a good team we can be.”

Hodgson was delighted with a 0-0 draw against Costa Rica’s second string side. Maybe Moggi had a point

“I don’t like to talk about the referee, but today every decision went against Russia. I don’t understand why all the officials are against us.”

Fabio Capello has really embraced the Russian mentality

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Have your say...
No mention of Barcelona wanting Suarez? no criticism?
on the 6th July, 2014 at 10:58am

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