Luis Suarez Throws Sideline Tantrum After Benching In Uruguay’s Loss

by NESN Staff

June 10, 2016

Uruguay had a rather unceremonious exit from Copa America 2016 on Thursday night, and Luis Suarez didn’t like how everything went down.

La Celeste suffered a shocking 1-0 defeat to Venezuela in group stage play that eliminated them from the tournament. Suarez didn’t play a minute in the match, and after Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez made his final substitution to ensure Suarez wouldn’t enter, the 29-year-old striker made his displeasure known by throwing a mini-tantrum on the sideline.

Suarez initially was ruled out of Thursday’s clash with Venezuela while he battles a nagging hamstring injury, but apparently he felt good enough to play in the hopes of saving his team from elimination.

Tabarez, however, stuck to his guns after the game.

“There is no situation. The situation is what I told you (on Wednesday),” Tabarez told reporters after Thursday’s loss, via ESPNFC.com. “The player is not ready to play.”

Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports Images

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