— Rigo Herrera (@RIGO_NY) June 24, 2019
Uruguay’s Luis Suárez appeared to call for a handball after the Chile goalkeeper saved his shot in a Copa América group stage clash on Monday night.
The Uruguayans defeated Chile 1-0 in Group C thanks to a late goal from striker Edinson Cavani.
There is only 1 player in the world who would appeal for a handball against the goalkeeper: Luis Suarez pic.twitter.com/BWk9UlbCqI
— John Kokkoris (@jKokkoris8) June 24, 2019
E o Luisito Suárez pedindo mão do goleiro? 😂 pic.twitter.com/RGgl2964KJ
— Resta1 Futebol (@Resta1_Futebol) June 24, 2019
But, with the scores still level in the first-half, it was his controversial teammate who drew the attention.
Suárez puts his arms in the air as if to signal a handball to the ref as Gabriel Arias saves his shot, despite the Chile goalkeeper being clearly positioned within his own penalty area.
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) June 24, 2019
Here's Luis Suárez appealing for a handball, and penalty because Chile's GK handled it in the box: pic.twitter.com/AWOA9o7ssz
— Adam Brandon (@AdamBrandon84) June 24, 2019
A number of viewers noticed the suggestion of a handball gesture while watching the game at home.
It’s five years since another Luis Suárez controversy – when he bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup.