There are times in a game when Liverpool’s Luis Suarez shows us just how good he truly is, but there are times when all that is forgotten with his stupidity on the field.
In the game against Everton at the weekend, Suarez was one of the best players on show, and yet he continued to steal the headlines for a series of poor challenges and a theatrical dive in front of Everton boss David Moyes after the manager had suggested that the Uruguayan has a habit of going down very easily.
And the challenge on Sylvain Distin was probably more deserving of a harsher punishment, though both managers have varied opinions of the matter.
But it doesn’t take away the fact that he is still a great player, and with his twists and turns, the skill he possesses inside of him, his pace and uncanny ability to put the ball through so many defenders legs, he is one of the best strikers in the League.
So why does he continue to cause such a stir for the wrong reasons?
The answer is probably because he lets his emotions interfere with his fierce competitiveness. And if he could learn to control that, then he will be writing the headlines all over the media for the right reasons rather than all the wrong ones.
Suarez is probably the most hated man in football right now, so the best thing he could do is just get on with his football, cut out the antics and play the game.
Otherwise the abuse will just continue to come at the player from all angles.