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Rodgers condemns Suarez diving admission

ESPN staff
January 17, 2013
Luis Suarez admitted to diving against Stoke earlier in the season © PA Photos

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has described Luis Suarez's admission of diving as "unacceptable'' and said the Uruguayan forward would be "dealt with internally".

Suarez has gained a reputation as a player who will go further than many other players to gain an advantage on the field since coming to the Premier League in January 2011, and has been accused of simulation on several occasions.

The Uruguay international admitted this week that he 'invented' a foul against Stoke earlier in the season, and his manager Brendan Rodgers has stated that the player could now be subject to club disciplinary procedures.

"I think it is wrong. It is unacceptable. I have spoken to Luis and it will be dealt with internally,'' he said. There's no doubt Luis is topical and probably will continue to be. He's knocked on my door a few times and apologised. [Diving] is not something we advocate. Our ethics are correct."

Suarez told Fox Sports in Argentina that he had "invented" a foul against Stoke, but that his reputation was exploited by the media.

"I don't listen to all the nonsense some people say about me," he said. "I'm accused of cheating here. People say I throw myself all the time inside the box.

"Let's see: they said that when we played against Stoke, for instance, and in that case they were right. I invented a foul because we were drawing 1-1 against Stoke and I wanted to win. Sometimes on the pitch I say to myself: 'What have I done?' But the name of Suarez sells papers."

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