It was heartbreak for Uruguay as they were knocked out of the Copa America quarterfinals. The match ended in a stalemate, namely a 0-0 draw and even extra time yielded no results. Then, it was time for penalties and Fernando Muslera and Pedro Gallese had to bring their A game. Sadly for Muslera’s team, not everyone brought their A game, and the one who let them down was FC Barcelona’s Luis Suarez.
Every player netted their goals, except for Suarez, breaking Uruguayan hearts in the process. Now, the winning team, Peru, will square off against Chile in the semifinals. In the other semifinal, Argentina will face Brazil for a chance in the final. Following Uruguay’s loss, Luis Suarez was understandably devastated and was in tears.
However, while some sympathised with Uruguay and the distraught Suarez, others, were delighted. A number of Ghanian fans were jubilant and viewed it as karma for their 2010 World Cup loss. On that day, Luis Suarez blocked a surefire goal with his hands and was immediately red carded.
? Luis Suarez was the only one to have his penalty saved as Uruguay were knocked out of the Copa America by Peru last night
? Any other person and you might feel sorry them, but as it’s Suarez… pic.twitter.com/XyLLXBmPV5
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) June 30, 2019
Lost to Liverpool in the UCL, missed penalty against Peru and Uruguay knocked out. Double tears for Suarez ? pic.twitter.com/w7MYX8jVr7
— Lukman (@Lukman95208321) June 29, 2019
Karma has a way of evening out scores, Suarez an unapologetic cheat who robbed Ghana and Africa of first World cup semi final qualification missed a penalty as Uruguay lost to Peru on penalties yesterday. pic.twitter.com/37yxLtfNzK
— McGucci™ Madridista¹³ (@tabanimcgucci) June 30, 2019
FYI Suarez lost a penalty yesterday sending them out of Copa America. We Ghanaians will keep jubilating over his failures. May God give us more joy by letting him fail the more. We will never forget. Ambandi! pic.twitter.com/rTNxFAZvrK
— Zakiyu I. Tindannayil (@ProudZongoboy) June 30, 2019
When they say let karma deal with your Enemies then believe it. This is why Suarez missed the penalty. Remember what he did to Africa in 2010. pic.twitter.com/soA7GHC1E5
— Ntokozo (@Ntokozo969) June 30, 2019
All of Ghana finding out Suarez missed a penalty to knockout Uruguay I need to overdose on this injection ????? pic.twitter.com/ekLbwavqKj
— Ashanti Yonko (@TheOnlyGyamfi) June 30, 2019
— Neyo (@allshadesofdope) June 29, 2019
However, there were a few messages of support and consolation for the 32-year old. PSG striker Neymar, who is rumoured to be Barcelona-bound, sent a tweet out to sympathise with Luis Suarez.
— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 30, 2019