Many Africans have been celebrating the penalty miss by Luis Suarez at the Copa America championship.
Luis Suarez was the only player from Uruguay to miss in the shootout as the fifteen-times Copa America champions suffered a quarter-final exit on Saturday to Peru.
Edison Flores from Peru sealed his country’s place in the last four by blasting past Uruguay’s goal keeper, Fernando Muslera.
Uruguay lost the match losing 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw during 90 minutes of play.
Suarez, Uruguay’s all-time top scorer was seen wailing after the defeat.
But many especially Africans seem to be happy with Suarez’ anguish on social media.
Luis Suarez crying after the end of
— GOAL SHOW ⚽️ (@ShowGoaal) June 29, 2019
Suarez’s history with Africa
The Barcelona striker played a critical role in Ghana’s black stars missing out on a place at the semi-finals of the 2010 world cup.
Suarez handled a ball that was heading towards goal which could have sent an African team to the last four for the first time in the world cup.
He was shown a red card but Ghana missed the penalty awarded afterwards sending the match to extra time.
Ghana went on to lose the match in penalties to Uruguay. Since then many Africans have never been ‘happy’ with Suarez.
Social media reactions
If you are wondering why Luis Suarez missed he penalty against Peru, it’s because of the curse people of Ghana placed on him because of that handball that cost them to be eliminated in 2010 world cup. Uruguay may never win any international trophy as long as Suarez still plays. pic.twitter.com/kHJIpMNQd3
— Ọládélé Dàda (@realoladele) June 29, 2019
I could watch this all day. 🖕🏼 Luis Suarez pic.twitter.com/xQEf4AyCNE
— Jaime Ventura (@jaimitoelcrack7) June 29, 2019
— Sheriff (@SheriffIsiaka) June 30, 2019
Suarez Losing that Penalty and Subsequently crying his ass off afterwards is The BEST thing I have watched all this Year on the Internet 😅😂pic.twitter.com/dl9JUn63gI
— Frank™ (@WangaTheTruth) June 30, 2019
When Suarez missed a penalty that sent his Uruguay home 😂😂🇬🇭 Ghanaians right now pic.twitter.com/1qsS74QXhA
— Kalyjay 👨🎤 (@gyaigyimi_) June 29, 2019
— Cebo (@Cebo_Mdlovu) June 30, 2019
— david (@Bonzman1) June 29, 2019