So FIFA, the non-political (right!) body that oversees the word of football (soccer to you and me) gave a habitual “biter” a 4 month/9 game ban.
I get that Suarez is one of the best strikers of the game today. I get that Uruguay will be hard pressed to win without him. But that is beside the point. He should be banned from soccer for life. It is money that speaks when FIFA only cough up 4 months. Poor old Liverpool – we need to help the teams. The man has a personality flaw when it comes to soccer and his eating habits. Period.
I would not be so vitriolic but for the fact that this man has been caught, and banned, before! It seems that penalty was not enough. And worse, FIFA has said that Uruguay can appeal! They should not have the right. There is every chance a politically charged case could be put forward that gives FIFA the “out” to suspend the penalty until after a hearing, thus allowing Suarez to play in the next World Cup game. Oh please. There should be no appeal. Let me say again, he is a habitual soccer biter. The man clearly goes on the field with an empty stomach and very probably an empty head.
What gets me is how on earth this guy thought he could get away with it – at the World Cup! And if you saw the game you would also see the cheating “diving” right after the snack, as he tried to con the referee that he was the injured party.
I know money makes the world go round, but for the most popular sport in the world, being looked at by the US right now, this ban is just not enough. It is sending the wrong signal. Time enough for check books and cheats.