Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Long Ban Is Needed

Yesterday, Uruguay and Italy faced off in a winner-take-all clash in the FIFA World Cup. Winner goes through to the next round, loser goes home. Uruguay won the match 1-0 and will now face Colombia in the next round.

However what everyone was talking about was an off-the-ball incident where Uruguay striker Luis Suarez bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. The Liverpool forward appeared to bite Chiellini just before Uruguay scored their winning goal and if this is true, and the photos are pretty damning, then Suarez need to be banned from the game from a long, long time.

I would like to ask Luis Suarez just what in the world was he thinking! This is the World Cup, you are the star player of your country, and you go out there on the field and bite someone? FIFA need to be strong here; this is already the third time Luis Suarez has done this and they need to hit him hard here. He bit a player in Holland, one in England, and now one in Brazil. Where next; the moon?

FIFA's disciplinary code sets a maximum ban of 24 matches or two years and I say he deserved as much time as FIFA can give him. This is disgraceful and has no place in the world of football.

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