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Uruguay defends Suarez as FIFA scrambles to decide punishment for biting


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It was a normal taunt in football

Some people have a tenuous grip on reality.

I think Suarez should have his teeth removed as clearly he cannot control himself. He can remove his dentures when he plays football to keep opponents safe.

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This twat needs a severe punishment. Almost all of the people defending him are doing it for nationalistic reasons, i.e., are Uruguayans. Even Liverpool supporters are finding it hard to condone this, though still want their club to keep hold of this disgraceful cheat.

“It was a normal taunt in football, and the world press ends up talking about something totally trivial,” he said.

If Lugano's and the Uruguayans idea of "a normal taunt in football" is biting a player, I wonder what they would consider as extreme.

I wonder if the Uruguayan people realize they are fast becoming the most hated footballing country on the planet, all thanks to just one twat on their team and them having to constantly defend his ridiculous antics on the pitch.

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A life time ban seems reasonable as he is a serial offender.

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At minimum, Suarez should be prohibited by FIFA from participating in any professional soccer games--including games for the Portugal national team--until August 2015, the start of the 2015-2016 European soccer season.

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'Even Liverpool supporters are finding it hard to condone this, though still want their club to keep hold of this disgraceful cheat.'

Oh, give the Man U rattle-throwing a rest. To begin with, many Liverpool fans want Suarez out and I agree with them as someone who has a lot of affection and respect for the club. This horrible character has disgraced and embarrassed that great club too many times. Any Uruguayan or Liverpool fan who continues to defend him is horribly blinded in my reckoning, as were many Man U fans who defended the thug Roy Keane through his attempts to seriously injure opponents - finishing one's career with one of the most horrific things I've seen on a football pitch. Are you consistent in your outrage?

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Ban him from the game for life! No second thoughts !

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Being a life time supporter of Liverpool for more than five decades I can't agree with the antics of Suarez but this time round since the world cup and Uruguay are not part of out club we should not suffer because of it by banning him from any premiership games.

Its an embarrasment for the club and really I'm not sure Suarez will survive this one, especially if our club is offered more than £80 million for him and given his age too.

But this wasn't the worse event in world cup history. I think that belongs to Harald Schumacher's lunge on Patrick Battiston during the 1982 World Cup. Left France midfielder Patrick Battiston unconscious.

The biggest previous punishment handed out by FIFA, of course, was the eight-game ban imposed on Mauro Tassotti when he broke Luis Enrique’s nose with an elbow at the USA World Cup in 1994.

Football is a man's game but just maybe not a dog's one?

Was it back in 2012, when the boxer Mike Tyson bit part of the ear off Evander Holyfield?

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Two-year ban sounds in order to me.

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Either he was off his medication, or baited to the point where he lost it, or it was a friendly love bite. Hmmm...

The way he was sitting holding his front teeth, though, it seemed like he was saying "My teeth have a life of their own! These danged things!"

(But the thought bubble over his head was, "Now I've really gone and done it!")

OK, so the Uruguayan fans are supporting him, but that is what fans do.

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Mr. Ed (Willllbuuuuur!) and Uruguay were just hungry for a win against a delicious looking Italian team ready to be eaten. But one thing's for sure, if Suarez is taken out, team Uruguay might as well start packing their suitcases.

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Suarez the rodent reborn. He can't help it.

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Well he was just banned from the World Cup and a fine that ammounts two hundred thousand dollars. Seems fine to me, it must be excruciating to not participate anymore in the so important Uruguay games in the quartefinals.

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Suarez should be letting play with Muzzle put on his mouth. Also Uruguay Team must feed him before the game. So he won't be hunger and bitten off other players' meat during the match.

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From ESPN's FC web page:

A FIFA statement said: "The player Luis Suarez is to be suspended for nine official matches. The first match of this suspension is to be served in the upcoming [round of 16] FIFA World Cup fixture between Colombia and Uruguay.

"The remaining match suspensions shall be served in Uruguay's next FIFA World Cup matches, as long as the team qualifies, and/or in the representative team's subsequent official matches.

"The player is banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity -- administrative, sports or any other -- for a period of four months. A stadium ban is pronounced against Luis Suarez, who is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium during the period of the ban."

Suarez was also ordered to pay a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs (65,700 pounds).

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