Learning on Saturday night that Whitney Houston (48) had died was a bit sad. Not surprising I have to say, she’s clearly been struggling with a drug problem for some time now. But still, she was such a huge star and seems to have been around forever that it still gave me pause. Bloody drugs. Poor Whitney, whatever demons she had, it’s a sorry end to a talented individual.
But that wasn’t the real talk of the weekend, oh no. The REAL talk was of Luis Suarez and the hand shake that wasn’t. For those of you who don’t follow soccer, Liverpool player, Suarez, who recently finished an 8 game ban for making racist comments to Patrice Evra, Man United player, refused to shake Evra’s hand at the line up to the start of the game. Cue outrage, with EVERYONE pontificating in supposed shock that over paid knobs behave like children. One Liverpool fan – no joke– actually compared Suarez to Nelson Mandela. Pundits were spluttering opinions, Kenny Dalglish, who almost savaged someone who questioned him about the incident in the post match interview, had to released the following statement - “When I went on TV after yesterday’s game I hadn’t seen what had happened, but I did not conduct myself in a way befitting of a Liverpool manager during that interview and I’d like to apologise for that.” Suarez then released an apology yesterday and you could detect the lawyer hovering throughout it all.
Stuff and absolute drivel. These are grown bloody men! The whole handshake thing needs to be done away with, what’s the point of it anyway? It’s not like it alters the way players behave in any shape or fashion. Stupid carry on. Suarez’s future with Liverpool is now in question, and to be absolutely frank, it ought to have been when he was found guilty of making racial remarks in the first place. Instead players came out wearing t-shirts in support of Suarez, an odd message to be sending out don’t you agree?