FOOTIE TWEETS: Football reacts to Suarez shocker; Spurs and Man Utd players celebrate beating Man City; Barton sticks up for Suarez
Brad Davies covers the reaction on Twitter to this weekend in England - including all the fallout from Luis Suarez's biting incident.
A Super Sunday of English Premier League football certainly lived up to it's name on the pitch but was overshadowed by another appalling deed from one of the game's most controversial players, as Luis Suarez tried to literally take a bite out of Branislav Ivanovic.
A clear red card offence that was unseen by the referee, Suarez's prescence on the pitch became hugely significant when he scored an equalising goal deep into second half stoppage time to deny Chelsea victory and snatch a 2-2 draw.
Suarez, was previously suspended in 2010 for biting PSV Eindhoven's, Otman Bakkal while playing for Ajax and received an eight game ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra in 2011. His latest disgraceful act has left him in an indefensible position, with debate centred largely on how severely he should be punished.
Not even Suarez himself could defend what he'd done and took to Twitter to issue an apology, tweeting:
I'm sad for what happened this afternoon, I apologize Ivanovic and all football world for my inexcusable behaviour. I'm so sorry about it!!— Luis Suarez (@luis16suarez) April 21, 2013
Later in the evening he followed the apology up with this: "I've just spoken to Ivanovic on the phone and I could apologise directly to him. Thanks for accepting."
Unsurprisingly, opinions on the incident were flying thick and fast around the twittersphere.
Liverpool legend, Robbie Fowler was making no excuses for him: "On the Suarez incident, ubelievable player and love watching him etc, but no one can defend him for this, even more so because he has previous."
Gary Lineker called for his name to be struck from the list of the Professional Football Association's Footballer of the Year nominees: "What Suarez did was unacceptable. The PFA should withdraw him as a FOTY contender. Agree? Go to my #MO page millionopinion.com"
Somewhat of an authority figure on mad deeds on the field, Joey Barton was unsurprisingly lenient in his appraisal of the affair, tweeting: "You cannot defend Suarez's bite. It's not defendable. You can however defend Suarez the man, the player. Ok, he f*cked up. He'll be punished.
He went on: "People are going on like he's actually eaten someone. Nobody has died. Worse things happen in nurseries every day of the week. Move on FFS!"
And on: "He has came out and apologised. He'll probably get a band. He'll no doubt be fined by the club. He is a human who has made a mistake?"
The ever outspoken, Piers Morgan joined in the condemnation with: "Love those Liverpool fans still trying to defend #CannibalSuarez - what more has he got to do, actually eat an entire opponent on the pitch?"
But he was more than happy to get the ball rolling when it came to gags on the matter, offering up this trio:
"Fangs for the memories, Luis. #Suarez."
"Don't get me wrong, I'd still take @luis16suarez to Arsenal in a heartbeat. I'd just want him tested for rabies first. #CannibalSuarez."
"Best theory I've heard yet for #CannibalSuarez biting Ivanovic - he just wanted a taste of the Champions League."
Almost forgotten amidst all the Suarez controversy was Tottenham's late come from behind defeat of Manchester City. The 3-1 win bagged an enormous 3 points not only for their Champions League qualification hopes which are now back in their own hands, but for Manchester United, who with a victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford in the Monday night fixture will officially be crowned champions.
Knowing precisely what a Spurs win would mean, Javier Hernandez was cheering each Spurs goal, tweeting: "Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool."
Benoit Assou-Ekotto was proud to have made his 200th appearance for the club: "For my 200s game today was COOL great atmosphere (merci supporter) great game merci my team!!! Proud to b a spurs man."
Goal scorer, Gareth Bale offered his usual thanks: "HUGE win today! Great comeback and character shown by the team... the fans were brilliant, you drove us on to win #fivetogo."
And comeback man, Tom Huddlestone knows the task is still ahead of them: "Thanks for the tweets people, was good to get out there again today and to win the game the way we did!! All to play for still."
Lastly, we go back to poor old Piers Morgan who is a little under the weather at the thought of Robin van Persie running out at the Emirates next weekend as a title winner with Manchester United: "A guard of honour, for the biggest traitor in Arsenal history. At our own ground. I think I'm going to be sick. #VanPursestings." Better bring a bucket, old mate.
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