Tony Pulis has slammed Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for committing what appeared to be a blatant dive against the Potters, in the 0-0 draw at Anfield yesterday.

The Stoke City boss has been regularly making the point that the FA should be clamping down on simulation, as similar scenarios occurred with both Ivanovic and Oscar when his side travelled to Stamford Bridge earlier this season.

Pulis was not shy to comment that he was baffled by the decision from the referee not to book Suarez.

“The FA should be looking at this. Give him three games (banned) and he will stop falling over,” he told Sky Sports.

The Stoke manager was however, happy to praise Glen Johnson for his reaction to a full blooded challenge from Jon Walters earlier in the game, saying his “behaviour was fabulous”.

Stoke face a trip to Old Trafford to take on the last season’s Premier League runners up on 20th October.

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  • red 33
    2 years ago

    Frankly i an more concern about the ref then suarez,the replay shown the linesmen were just few meters away and didn’t wave his flag at all when huth stamp on suarez and how can a ref didn’t see what happen when the two tussle for the ball? This mean the ref wasn’t paying attention to the game or the standard of refereeing is not good enough for such a high profile league . If this is the case then you can’t blame players for taking advantage of the situation. Referee should be more smarter to tell whether it is a foul or cheat instead of just saying the english ref is honest and don’t like players who cheat(based on other article) then judge a player by it’s reputation,they are not judge they are referee so they should do what a referee do to give a honest refereeing of what happen,even a judge have to prove a person is guilty before sentencing. All in all the referee standard in EPL is bias and low standard based on what we saw on live game and they can think of such excuse blaming on players who cheat,is like blaming a gun can kill not the person who used it.By the way did suarez ask for a penalty?the man tumble and smile but didn’t ask for a penalty so how can you punish someone who tumble,silly and bias english media trying to creat a storm when our golden sky is appearing.YNWA

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  • Grant Miles
    2 years ago

    Hi Red 33. Thanks for writing. I get elements of what you are saying. I accept the referee should probably see the Huth challenges. But this by no stretch of the imagination means Suarez or any other individual should take “advantage of the situation”. Suarez is a great footballer and this is never lost in any criticism of him. The blame does not stretch just to him. But at the end of the day he is a role model, who has not lived up to that at times, last season and in yesterdays game. I happen to think the refs are on a hiding to nothing. If they perform well thats expected if not they are slaughtered. The referee won’t capture everything, as the play is so fast and the pressure is intense in the middle. I would argue nobody will ever get it 100% write unless aided by technology for every decision which would surely hinder the flow of the game. Yes Suarez appeals as his hands are clearly outstretched in bemusement on the floor. I get your point though that referees need to find a way to focus decisions on their merits rather than scapegoat players like Suarez.

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  • Grant Miles
    2 years ago

    *right

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  • Voland
    2 years ago

    Disgraceful from Pulis considering the karate kick from Huth on Suarez earlier on, which he does not seem fit to mention … Like good old Sir Alex, Pulis is cynically deflecting attention from Huth to put the knife into Suarez. Suarez should get yellow cards when he dives, but he should also get penalties when he deserves them and players like Huth and Udinese’s Pizzi red cards for cynical and dangerous fouls …

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