The more chances Luis Suarez misses the better
In a classy touch, Barcelona forward Luis Suarez SBOBET
has came to the defence of a Uruguayan amateur footballer who suffered from discriminatory insults during his most recent game.
The incident took place during a clash in the Second Amateur B division in Uruguay between Platense and Rocha.
Matias Dutour was representing Rocha and was the victim of disappointing chants and abuse from Platense supporters, who mocked the malformation in his left arm which prevented his limb from developing completely.
The condition has thankfully not prevented the 22-year-old from fulfilling his dream of becoming a footballer and he has trained with the first team of Nacional, one of Uruguay's biggest clubs, before joining Rocha.
"Hi Mati! Don't listen to those mediocre people who don't know the effort that you make to fulfil your dream. You are an example of what it is to overcome," Suarez wrote on his Twitter account and included Dutour's profile in the message.
It was through Dutour's own Twitter account that he first reported the ugly incidents which cast a shadow over the game."Since I came on until I left, all I heard was discriminatory shouts.
I'm not made of stone, I just want to play football," he said.After the complaint, the player received numerous messages of support from fans of his own club and others across SBOBET
the football world, while his club also confirmed on Twitter that they have reported the incidents.
The story of Dutour, who as Suarez pointed out is a shining example of overcoming the odds, was included in a FIFA report on their website in both English and Spanish.
"I don't consider myself a role model to anyone but I assume some responsibility I guess because there may be children or parents in a situation similar to mine and I try to help them," he said.
"I always want to be myself and do things right. I take it as another challenge in my life and my career but for me, I'm an ordinary person and if that helpsSBOBET
someone else, then that's even better."