The following week he humiliated Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, scoring twice and accounting for three assists in a 5-0 demolition that saw Tottenham coach Andre Villas Boas leave by "mutual consent" (an English euphemism for getting for fired) the next day. On Dec. 20, John W. Henry, Liverpool's principal owner, offered Suárez an improved contract, which made him the highest paid player in Liverpool's history. The English outside Liverpool fear Suárez because he is gifted and committed. But many also loathe him, because they regard him as a dishonest, violent player and, worse still, a racist.
-- Editor's Note: This article was amended to clarify Suárez's relationship to the Frente Amplio political movement