The Barcelona Superstar was the subject of criticism from the Atletico Madrid defender for a late challenge with a picture showing a bloodied hole in his foot.
Luis Suarez has hit back at Filipe Luis after inflicting a gruesome injury on the Brazilian’s foot during Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid.
The former Chelsea left-backposted a picture on instagram showing a bloodied hole in his foot with the caption, “at least he didn’t touch me!”
The Uruguayan has dismissed the former Chelsea left-back’s complaint though, insisting that ‘football is for men’.
The pair were involved in an altercation at the Camp Nou as Angel Correa’s strike cancelled out Ivan Rakitic’s opener to earn a point for Diego Simeone’s side
Filipe follows Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour – who made a similar post last season – in publicly calling out the Uruguayan for his rough tactics, but Suarez has laughed off the criticism.
“Football is for men,” Suarez said to reporters after the game. “Everything stays on the pitch.
“If everyone uploaded what happens [on the pitch to social media accounts], the game would become a circus.”
Suarez’s challenge follows last season’s contest when Filipe cought Lionel Messi in similarly reckless challenge to earn himself a straight red card.
It is the latest controversy surrounding Suarez with defenders crying out about the dirty treatment the Uruguayan hands out and referees are certain to scrutinise his behaviour more closely, starting with Barcelona’s trip to Sporting this weekend.