Luis Suarez booked for peeping into VAR monitor during Champions League game

Luis Suarez booked for peeping into VAR monitor during Champions League game

- Luis Suarez lit up social media after attempting to take a peek at the referee’s review monitor

- Atletico Madrid settled for a draw against Lokomotiv Moskow after the hosts restored parity via a penalty

- Moments before the penalty was awarded, the ref had to review the incident on the monitor, with Suarez earning himself a yellow for attempting to steal a glance

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Luis Suarez is infamous for a lot of things away from his superb footballing skills and the Uruguay international was once again in his cheeky element on Tuesday, November 3 in the Champions League.

Whether it is biting opponents to saving a life-changing goal with his hands, there is virtually nothing the 33-year old has not done on the football pitch.

And he was at it again during Atletico Madrid’s Champions League game against Lokomotiv Moscow when he inadvertently earned himself a booking for peeking into the referee’s monitor during the 1-1 stalemate.

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With Atletico leading 1-0, Hector Herrera, who handed his side the lead, had a nervy moment five minutes later as the referee went to the monitor to see whether he handled the ball in the penalty area.

Luis Suarez hilariously booked for glancing at referee’s VAR monitor in Champions League
Luis Suarez hilariously booked for glancing at referee’s VAR monitor in Champions League
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While the referee checked the possible handball, Suarez ghosted near him and took a sneak peek at the monitor as well.

The ref instantly pulled out a card after spotting Suarez’s actions and the Uruguayan was booked for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’.

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A penalty was eventually given for the initial incident, with Anton Miranchuk converting the resulting spot-kick.

Over the years, Suarez has earned an unwanted reputation as one of football’s cheekiest players.

In the early stages of his career, the Uruguay international was on the news for all the wrong reasons, including facing allegations of racially abusing other players.

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Perhaps, his most infamous unsportsmanlike moment came in the World Cup 2010 when his handball denied Ghana a chance to become the first African country to qualify for the semi-finals of the competition, ever.

Despite his infamous reputation, Suarez also grew to be regarded as one of the best strikers in world football for several years.

Before controversially leaving Barcelona, his 198 goals placed him third in the club’s all-time goalscorers’ list.

Meanwhile, Atletico sit in second place in Champions League Group A on four points, five behind Bayern Munich who have a perfect record in the competition so far this season.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Luis Suarez found the back of the net in Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 win over Celta Vigo in La Liga on Saturday, October 17 after the Uruguayan opened the scoring in the 6th minute.

The 33-year-old now becomes the second-fastest player to reach the 150 goals milestone in the competition in the 21st century, after Cristiano Ronaldo (140).

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