Football players are not only stylish in passing the opponents but they also often appear quirky while competing on the field. The names that have striking accessories are Edgar David. This Dutchman is wearing special glasses because of the disease he suffered from. The next name is Petr Cech. This former Chelsea goalkeeper wore a headgear after colliding with an opposing player that caused serious injury.
Some players are known for their various accessories so that it often invites questions such what is the purpose of using those objects?
Besides those names, FC Barcelona’s striker, Luis Suarez also has his accessories which attracted public attention. He always wears a protector on his right wrist. So what actually underlies the use of the protector on his right wrist?
Since moving from Liverpool to Barcelona, Luis Suarez has increasingly shown his brightest ability. For several seasons defending La Blaugrana, this player almost always wore a blue bandage on his right wrist, which was wrapped around his thumb even though he was known to have no problems with any of his body parts.
Luis Suarez also tried to share stories about this. He revealed that the wrist protector was first used while he was still playing for Liverpool.
As quoted from GiveMeSport, Suarez said,
“A few years ago, I was injured while playing for Liverpool. The bone of my right hand cracked and the doctor pressed it,”
But after recovering, Suarez did not necessarily release the burden. He was actually comfortable and addicted to using objects on his right wrist. Suarez considered if the bandage that adorned his right hand always gave him luck. Furthermore, it is not permissible to wear accessories in the Premier League to be the reason why he did not want to take off his favorite object.
“After recovering, I then decided to keep wearing it. I made it for covering the red ribbon which was believed to bring good luck since, in England, they forbid us to wear any accessories when competing, “
For Suarez, this has now become a habit. He almost never forgot to wear a wrist protector, even when he was wearing a long sleeve costume.
That is what he calls tradition. Suarez indeed often does unusual things. Another thing that is often done by Suarez is that he often smells tattoos on his hands every time he enters the field. These various kinds of things then become a ‘ritual’ for Suarez to win the match.
“There are several other insanities. Every time I enter the field, I always smell the tattoos of the names of my daughter and wife. Yes, we as football players, do believe in superstition, “
Luis Suarez’s ritual may be a strange thing for some people. But during the match, Suarez did not often score goals to give luck to the team he defended.
At present, his goal scorer in the La Liga top scorer list even lost to his Barcelona teammate, Lionel Messi. This Uruguayan attacker successfully netted the ball 20 times. While Lionel Messi, he managed to score 33 goals so far.
With the “help” in his right hand, Luis Suarez has successfully donated the European Champions League trophy, La Liga, and the Club World Cup. For individual titles like La Liga’s top score, he also won in 2015/16.