FIFA today announced that Luis Suarez has been banned for nine games and from all football for four months. Fifa also issued stadium ban against Luis Suarez. He cannot attend any football match and is fined 100,000 Swiss Francs. An appeal can be lodged. Its very likely Luis Suarez will appeal against the ban.
DISCIPLINARY: Uruguay’s Luis Suarez suspended for 9 matches & banned for 4 months from any football-related activity.
— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) June 26, 2014
A return date of October 25th would mean Luis Suarez will also miss the first three opening Champions League group games.
Suarez and Chiellini clashed in the 79th minute of the game, television replays showed Suarez has headbutted the Italy defender before going downere Chiellini then accused him of biting his shoulder. The referee didn’t see anything, Chiellini kept showing him bite marks but the referee refused to take any actions.
This is the third time Suarez has bitten an opponent. The Liverpool star striker bit Chelsea‘s Branislav Ivanovic last year and PSV’s Otman Bakkal back in 2010. Suarez was banned for ten games for biting Ivanovic. Just few days back, Suarez was praised for his brace against England and his passion for the game. The 27-year-old has another controversy to deal with which will once again overshadow his beautiful talent. Suarez has no one to blame but himself, his desire and hunger to win games should not lead him to biting players.