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Suarez angry at Uruguay anthem boos


LONDON — Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has criticised Great Britain supporters after some booed during his side’s national anthem. The Liverpool frontman was angry with the reception before Britain won 1-0 at the Millennium Stadium.

He said: “I can take the abuse. I don’t mind. But I think it was a total lack of respect from the crowd to boo when we were trying to sing our anthem. I’m hurt because we lost and we are going home.” There was booing during the anthem — but only when Suarez’s face appeared on the big screen. Uruguay were knocked out of the competition as a result of the defeat and Suarez felt the behaviour of some supporters was unacceptable.

He added: “I think they jeer me and they boo me here because they must be scared of facing a player like me. They fear me, but that doesn’t affect me.”

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