Liverpool’s Luis Suarez Receives Appropriate 10-Game Ban for Biting Incident
Liverpool FC striker Luis Suarez bit Chelsea FC defender Branislav Ivanovic in a 2-2 draw. His actions drew reactions from the Twitter world, with athletes like Mike Tyson defending and downplaying the incident.
Suarez was fined an undisclosed amount by his team, but today the FA dropped a 10-game ban for the incident. Liverpool only has four games left in the English Premier League this season, so he will have to sit out six games next season.
Many are saying that this ban is excessive and that suspensions for racist actions have been fewer games. I acknowledge that racism in soccer around the world is an issue and the FA needs to focus on that issue. However, it was clear that Suarez bit Ivanovic. You don’t always have clear evidence someone did or say something racist.
Additionally, this is the second time Suarez has bitten another player. While playing for Dutch club Ajax, he was suspended seven games for biting his opponent. It seems like Suarez has not learned from his last suspension and this one feels appropriate to me.
Let me add here that racism should not be tolerated and those suspensions that have been given should have been longer. However, that discussion is for another article. Suarez’s 10-game ban is appropriate for his actions.
Hopefully in the future, Suarez and athletes everywhere will understand it is not okay to bite another person. I was taught this as a young child, so I thought athletes making millions would have learned it as well.
Fiorentina First Leg Was A Chance Missed For Spurs
Tottenham have a tough Europa League game against Fiorentina on Thursday, amid an even tougher upcoming packed schedule. Things could have been easier had the Spurs taken their big chance a week ago. Read More
Dour Arsenal Succomb To The Hype In Loss To Monaco
Arsenal had a favorable tie in the Champions League second round, but the Gunners bought into the hype too much pregame. Their performance now means an exit is now likely in the second leg. Read More
Home Leg First Is Advantage For Arsenal vs. Monaco
Arsenal play AS Monaco at the Emirates Stadium in the Champions League second round on Wednesday, and for once, the Gunners should be happy to play the first leg at home instead of the reverse order. Read More