Suarez hits back at FIFA vice president

Liverpool forward Luis Suarez

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has hit back at FIFA vice president Jim Boyce who has been heavily critical on the Uruguayan striker.

Boyce, who is Britain’s FIFA representative has described Suarez’s recent dive against Stoke City as ‘nothing less than cheating’ and that diving is ‘a cancer’ in the game.

This has lead the Uruguayan Football Association to write a letter of complaint to FIFA, demanding that the Northern Irishman should be referred to the governing body’s ethics committee.

After playing in his country’s 3-0 win defeat against Argentina, Suarez has accused Boyce of only being interested in raising his own profile.

He told waiting journalists, “This guy (Boyce), I’ve no idea who he is. I don’t know why he has been talking about me.

“He certainly can’t be well-known and he want to get publicity. Let him carry on talking. My job is to play football and to try to do so in the best way possible.

“What he has said does not affect me. I am not interested in what he has to say. It’s been important to have the support of the Uruguayan FA and the people.

“I have lived through a lot in the past year, with people saying things about me, but I have continued playing and proving my job is what happens on the pitch.”

Boyce is not the only one to criticise the controversial striker. Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielney recently told French magazine L’Equipe that he is the forward he hates to face most.

He added, “He is tiresome to defend against. He cheats, he pulls your shirt, giving small blows. You always want to give him a kick but you have to be careful not to be red carded.”

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