Last Updated: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:54
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre admits Luis Suarez is a target in the diving debate but feels everyone deserves equal treatment.
The Uruguay international found himself in the spotlight again when his theatrical fall in Sunday's goalless draw at Anfield had Stoke manager Tony Pulis calling for three-match bans for those who go to ground too easily.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has defended his player and while Suarez has been singled out as the main culprit by recent headlines Ayre believes it would be of greater benefit to consider a wider issue.
"I think it's reputation because of what happened last season," he said. "I am not surprised by the reaction because we all feel he is a bit of a target.
"Now everything Luis Suarez does is in the spotlight. But if we are going to treat people because of something they do on the pitch then we should treat everybody equally.
"I am not saying that anyone in particular is targeting him, what I am saying is if there is going to be a debate - whether it's a media debate or other - then it has been to be a fair one about everybody and not about Luis Suarez, which seems to be the case."
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