Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been sensationally branded a “spoilt child” by a Manchester judge after a United fan struck his partner immediately after Suarez’s infamous handshake snub of Patrice Evra at Old Trafford last month.
As reported in the Manchester Evening News, United fan Graham Trelfa hit his partner with a TV remote control and threw her to the ground after seeing Suarez and Evra fail to shake hands.
Though making it clear that Suarez was not directly responsible for Trelfa’s “bullying” behaviour Judge Jonathan Taaffe could not resist on letting the public know what he thought of Liverpool’s Uruguayan front man.
When sentencing Trelfa, Taaffe went on to say: “The actions of Mr Suarez were at best ill-considered and at worst the actions of a petulant individual who behaved like a spoilt child and brought contempt on both his club and the many professional footballers who conduct themselves properly week-in, week-out.”
Father of three Trelfa, reacted angrily after watching footage of the snub on the 10 o’clock news and hit his partner with the TV remote from close range before throwing her to the ground. He was in court after he pleaded guilty to a common assault charge, he was given a 12 month community order and was forced to pay £85 in costs.
We all know that Luis Suarez was not exactly blameless in the whole Patrice Evra affair but by no way should he be blamed for everything. It is almost laughable that a man can hit his wife and then blame it on a footballer.
Speaking after the judge’s decisions a relieved Trelfa explained his reaction: “I would like to apologise for what happened and I’m relieved with the judge’s decision. I saw the snub and it just made me angry. It annoyed me so much.”
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