Uruguay striker Luis Suarez hits out at Millennium Stadium abuse during Team GB match
Thursday 02 August 2012
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has condemned abuse from the Millennium Stadium crowd before his country's 1-0 defeat to Great Britain.
The Liverpool player was a target of many in the stadium during the match but said there was a "total lack of respect" when some spectators booed the Uruguayan national anthem.
He said he could handle flak but felt supporters went beyond what was acceptable.
Uruguay bowed out of the Olympic football tournament after a 1-0 defeat and Suarez said: "I think they jeer me and they boo me here because they must be scared of facing a player like me. They fear me, but that doesn't affect me.
"I'm hurt because we lost and we are going home. We all had a dream and that was to win the gold medal here.
"I can take the abuse. I don't mind. But I think it was a total lack of respect from the crowd to boo when we were trying to sing our national anthem. I think those things should not happen."
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