Fuming Luis Suarez shoves VAR monitor over as he storms down tunnel after red card
LUIS SUAREZ took out his frustration after being sent off by shoving a VAR monitor over.
The Almeria star saw red while during the LaLiga fixture against Real Sociedad.
Via Play Sports/TwitterLuis Suarez caught Robin Le Normand high on his shin[/caption]
Via Play Sports/TwitterAnd was sent off after a VAR review[/caption]
Via Play Sports/TwitterThe Almeria striker disagreed with the decision[/caption]
Via Play Sports/TwitterHe then pushed the VAR monitor over in protest[/caption]
The game ended 1-0 to Sociedad but their task was made easier after Suarez was dismissed in the 34th minute.
The Colombian was given marching orders for a high foot on Robin Le Normand after VAR has intervened.
Referee Pablo González Fuertes had originally only given him a yellow card, but VAR stepped in, and the punishment was upped to a red card.
And the striker was less than impressed with the decision as he argued with the fourth official after leaving the pitch.
He then took his protests further as he then shoved the VAR monitor to the ground as he headed to the tunnel.
Fans backed his anger against the decision online as one said: “Never a red.”
A second commented: “That’s not a red card. A genuine attempt to win the ball and caught him with the inside of his foot.
“Wasn’t even studs up. As for the ‘injury’ maybe if they didn’t wear playing card-sized shin guards they’d actually have some protection.”
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Saurez will now be suspended for the next match against Real Valladolid as well as the season finale against Espanyol.
He will be a big miss for his side in the relegation six-pointer as he has eight goal contributions in 21 LaLiga appearances this season.
Former Manchester United and PSG star Edinson Cavani produced a similar moment during the Qatar World Cup when he knocked a VAR monitor over after Uruguay were knocked out.