Mansfield chairman Radford: Liverpool directors embarrassed by Suarez

Mansfield Town chairman John Radford claims Liverpool directors are "embarrassed" by Luis Suarez's handball goal.
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Mansfield Town chairman John Radford claims Liverpool directors are "embarrassed" by Luis Suarez's handball goal.

The Blue Square Bet Premier club are counting the cost of Sunday’s 2-1 FA Cup third-round defeat by Liverpool at Field Mill, with initial estimates suggesting a replay at Anfield would have brought them more than £600,000.

"To be honest the Liverpool directors felt embarrassed," Radford told the Daily Mail. "That’s it. I would have been absolutely embarrassed had it been one of our players.

"I’d have been embarrassed and the man should be embarrassed. Referees have a hard time but to do it deliberately then celebrate is the hardest thing.

"To cheat, maybe that’s OK in sport. But to cheat and then celebrate cheating, that is the worst thing you can do. It’s always disappointing when things happen.

"I’m going to be biased every time because I’m watching a Premier League referee in charge of a game between a non-League side and a Premier side and some of the decisions were hurtful.

"When you get a professional player like Suarez and when they kiss the hand after a deliberate foul then of course it hurts."

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