Chelsea FC boss Jose Mourinho believes Liverpool striker Luis Suarez should have been booked for simulation in Sunday evening’s 2-1 win over the Merseyside outfit at Stamford Bridge.
The Uruguay international was chasing Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta when he fell down in the Chelsea area after appearing to be caught by a Samuel Eto’O challenge.
“It is not a tackle. Suarez lost the duel with Azpilicueta, who has the ball and is leaving the box,” said Mourinho.
“Now he is doing an acrobatic swimming pool jump to try to get a penalty.”
The incident occurred in the closing stages of the match with the hosts leading 2-1, after Eden Hazard equalised Martin Skrtel’s opener before Eto’O placed the Blues in the ascendancy.
“He is so clever because he also knows he is in the area with the Liverpool supporters behind him.
“But [referee Howard] Webb is 10 metres away and I think the only mistake he did was not to give him a yellow card,” added Mourinho.
“I am always happy when I see him [Suarez] play because I love his quality, his commitment, his ambition to win. He is absolutely a fantastic player.
“But this country is a special country. I’m not English or British but I feel I have also responsibility in defending some values in this football.
“One of the things that we have good is that we don’t like people with simulations.
“This situation in the box with Azpilicueta and Eto’o, stop with this or give him a yellow card because it is not good for our game.”
Suarez has scored 19 goals in 14 games for the Reds this season, despite missing six of the Anfield clubs’ games at the start of the 2013/14 campaign as part of his ten-match ban punishment for biting Branislav Ivanovic during a game last season.
He also received a seven-match ban when he was at Ajax for biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman bakkal’s shoulder during a match between both sides.
Suarez was the subject of a racial abuse targeted at Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in December 2011, which resulted to an eight-match ban for the 26-year-old following the Football Association’s verdict.
Mourinho continued: “The player is amazing. He is a very nice boy, I know him from his time at Ajax.
“He does everything to win. [Liverpool manager] Brendan Rodgers is doing fantastic job with him because he has changed. There is no doubt he has changed.
“But when the situation is like this and you are losing comes the nature of the player. The wild nature of the player or the cultural nature of the player.
“And culturally people from that area, they like it. But it is not only that area. There is also a corner in Europe that I belong to where they also like (gesticulates diving).”