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Feb 7, 2012

Rooney: Suarez should have seen red

Luis Suarez has become embroiled in yet another moment of controversy during his return from suspension, with Manchester United star Wayne Rooney claiming the Liverpool striker should have been sent off in Monday's 0-0 draw with Tottenham.

• Jolly on Suarez return
• Dalglish defends Suarez over ban

After the match, Reds' manager Kenny Dalglish again stated his support for Suarez, insisting the Uruguayan should never have been hit with an eight-match ban.

However, Rooney's focus was on an incident which occured just moments after Suarez entered the match as a substitute. Suarez was shown a yellow card for catching Spurs midfielder Scott Parker with a kick to the stomach, but Rooney believes the striker should have been sent off.

"If ref sees that kick from Suarez and books him for it, it should be red," Rooney said via Twitter.

Rooney received criticism for his comment, but defended his own disciplinary record when responding to fans who questioned him.

"For everyone saying about my aggression i aint had 1 yellow card in premier league this season," he said.

Former United defender Gary Neville agreed with Rooney's view of the incident, saying on Sky Sports: "[Suarez's] been lucky, the ref's let him off with one there."

However, Dalglish refused to be drawn on the pair's comments, telling journalists: "Why don't you tweet Wayne back? I don't have a view on what they've tweeted, especially when I've not seen it.

"If Gary Neville or Wayne were standing there and asked me the question I could answer them but I don't think you can speak for them. I think I'll just plead the fifth amendment."

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