After all the loyalty Liverpool Football Club have shown Luis Suarez over the last 29 months, the least they should have expected was a little in return.
Sadly, this is football, where the word loyalty has almost become obsolete.
If Liverpool fans expected better from Suarez, then they haven't been paying attention.
The Uruguay International has once again stated his desire to leave the club this week. He has become disillusioned with life in England, in particular the media treatment of him in light of his transgression's. Suarez has made no secret of his desire to join Real Madrid, seemingly willing to say anything via the media to force a potential move.
There is an apparent £40 million release clause in his contract, which in today's market seems quite reasonable. Liverpool have been firm in their stance that he will not be sold, Manager Brendan Rodgers daring Suarez to submit a formal written transfer request if he is serious about departing. This will mean Suarez will have to forgo any "Loyalty Bonus" in his contract upon his departure.