Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 2/13/12
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What's in a handshake? Saturday in Manchester gave us another reason to ask. For me, a handshake is a way to acknowledge the presence of another human being. It can be heartfelt or it can be insincere, but one thing is for sure, it can't be cowardly. In my world, real men shake hands. The decision by Liverpool's Luis Suarez not to shake hands with Manchester United's Patrice Evra before kick-off at Old Trafford was that of a troubled man who has been indulged his whole life because he can kick a ball better than 99.9 per cent of the world's population. Having not been on the pitch when Suarez was accused of racially abusing Evra, I cannot attest to what words resulted in his eight-game suspension, but what is obvious is that the Uruguayan is a man who has a track record of making miserable choices. Wherever Suarez has gone, sublime skill, goals and an appetite for controversy and trouble have invariably followed. On Saturday, this appetite got the better of him. Again. One has ...
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