Undoubtably one of the most talented players of his generation, Louis Suarez has brought disgrace on another team he plays for.
His career is littered with bans for biting and racism and his record of diving is well documented!
Ajax – biting PSV’s Otman Bakkal – 7 match ban
Liverpool – biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic – 10 match ban
Uruguay – biting an opponent – we wait to see if FIFA has any teeth
In 2010 you could say he did the right thing for his team by denying Ghana a goal which would have eliminated Uruguay even though strictly speaking handball on the line is the defensive equivalent of diving for, and getting, a penalty on offense.
This time around, with Uruguay on the brink of elimination again, Suarez brings the world game into disrepute yet again with an incident which can only be described as diabolical. It is the 3rd time this player has been caught on camera biting an opponent during a football match. And just like Liverpool in 2013, the coach of Uruguay has come to his defense.
Surely it’s time that FIFA did something about this?
How many times must we watch this idiot attack an opponent and attempt to take a chunk out of him?
If it happened anywhere else you would charge him with assault. In the USA the 3 strikes rule would apply and he would do a life term in jail. I’m not suggesting this is the solution although I wouldn’t mind if he wasn’t allowed to play professional football ever again just as an example to any other hotheads who think attacking a fellow professional in this manner is justifiable in any way.
“Fifa immediately opened an investigation into what was one of the most shocking episodes of player behaviour in World Cup history. With Fifa’s disciplinary code stipulating a maximum suspension of 24 matches or two years for offences of an extreme nature, Suárez could yet find himself being penalised with a record ban for an on-field incident. ” Daily Telegraph
“If the panel finds Suarez guilty of assaulting an opponent, at best for Uruguay FIFA rules state that he should be banned for a minimum of two matches, but he could be suspended for up to 24 months.
A decision must be published before Saturday, when Uruguay plays Colombia in a round-of-16 match at Maracana stadium.” The Independent