Apr 28, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT
It wasn’t long enough that Luis Suarez was a poster boy for racism in soccer. The villain in allegations from Patrice Evra, the Liverpool striker was banned for eight games in 2011. He has continued to deny the claims since while becoming an even bigger star for on-the-pitch heroics.
And it seems Suarez is comfortable taking more steps in a positive direction. Who knows whether Liverpool or picture-mate Philipe Coutinho encouraged the Uruguayan striker to band together in support of Dani Alves, who comically ate a banana tossed at him by a racist fan, but Suarez stepped to the plate to support Alves on Monday.
— Philipe Coutinho (@Phil_Coutinho) April 28, 2014
It’s another good step for Suarez, who won PFA Player of the Year on Sunday — with a vote from Evra, nonetheless — and hasn’t been a stranger to good PR this year. Who knows? Maybe he’s come to the water (and not to dive).
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