Top football star Matias Suarez who plays for
Belgium's biggest club Anderlecht has decided to call
it quits with football in Belgium after yesterday's
terrorists attack at one of the country's airports.
Suarez, from Argentina, whose club is based in
Brussels, says he has informed his agent and is
determined to leave the club and country as soon as
possible saying he fears for the safety of his family.
The Argentine forward has revealed that Belgium is a
different place since the attacks on Paris in
“It’s nothing to do with the country, which is
incredible," he said. "I love Belgium and the
But I’ve talked to my agent and my
wife already and for the safety of the family
we’ve decided to leave in June. After everything
that happened in Paris, people have changed
completely here. In the streets and shopping
centres you don’t see many people.
basically don’t leave their homes because of this
In Brussels we have a neighbourhood
where lots of jihadists live and lots of people
who are involved in these awful things and,
unfortunately, talking to my wife and my friends
we knew something like this was going to
I wasn’t at home, I was on the way to
training in the morning and listening to the radio
when I found out. I was very scared. I tried
ringing to find out if my daughter was okay and if
I had to go and get her.
It’s scary, more than
anything for the family.
That is why we will leave.
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