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You will not believe the ridiculous reason for Luis Suárez's yellow card against Valencia

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Luis Suárez was booked with a yellow card against Valencia on Sunday for a ridiculous reason.

In the final minutes of the first half, Valencia keeper Diego Alves made a great save off a Lionel Messi header, and full-back Guilherme Siqueira cleared the ball to a corner as he was challenged by Gerard Piqué, who barely touched the player's leg. Siqueira then wasted almost two minutes being attended by the medical team for an imaginary injury, a strategy repeatedly used by the Valencia players during the entire game.

As Siqueira was being carried off the field (just seconds before sprinting back to the pitch magically healthy again), Suárez approached referee David Fernández Borbalán and said a few words. Borbalán immediately reacted and showed the Uruguayan a yellow card.

If you thought he did because Suárez said something completely out of line, you will be surprised at what Borbalán himself wrote in his match report:

In the 39th minute the player (9) Suárez Díaz, Luis Alberto was cautioned for the following reason: Approaching me with the following terms: "they are wasting time, all the time they want, and you are allowing it."

Source: Diario Sport

I don't know about you, but I really don't see how that is a bookable statement. Suárez was honest, did not use any harsh words, and was telling the truth to the ref's face.

Maybe the truth hurts, and since Borbalán is the authority, he does what he wants. Even when it's something unbelievably stupid.

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