10 game ban for Luis Suarez, says the FA

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Luis Suarez has been banned for a whopping 10 games by the Football Association.

The ban follows the incident with Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea at the weekend and is the second lengthy ban for Suarez during his time at Anfield.

Liverpool have responded at the severity of the ban saying they are 'shocked and disappointed'. As a result not only will Suarez miss the final four games of this season but, if he stays at Anfield, he might not make an appearance until the end of September at the earliest.

A statement from the FA read:

"A three-person Independent Regulatory Commission today upheld The FA's claim that a suspension of three matches was clearly insufficient and the player will serve a further seven first-team matches in addition to the standard three. The suspension begins with immediate effect.

"The Liverpool forward had accepted a charge of violent conduct but had denied The FA's claim that the standard three-match sanction was insufficient for the offence.

"The incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore been retrospectively reviewed.

"Suarez has until midday on Friday, 26 April to appeal the additional suspension, above the standard three matches."

Ian Ayre issued a statement on behalf of the club saying:

"Both the club and player are shocked and disappointed at the severity of today's Independent Regulatory Commission decision.

"We await the written reasons tomorrow before making any further comment."

Is this curtains for Luis at Liverpool? What do you think about the ban?

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8 comments on “10 game ban for Luis Suarez, says the FA

  1. Suarez is well aware of how much the system is against him. If he isn’t then he need only look at the retrospective punishments of both himself and Terry for the same offense. LFC really needs to not back him in this instance. Saying that they are “disappointed” brings down the reputation of the club and that’s not worth supporting ANY guilty player. It’s not like the last time with the racial abuse (which this latest incident tips the scale in favor of Evra) where it was more 50/50. This time, he was caught on camera and even fessed up to it (which he wouldn’t have done were it not for the cameras), and if they truly don’t support his actions, as BR said in his interview, then they need to let him swallow his own medicine without voicing support. Btw, I am a Liverpool fan.

  2. Well who expected anything less? It is Suarez and the FA are determined he is to be punished above and beyond anyone else

  3. Ref sees Defoe biting and gives him a one match ban. What did the fa do with the ref nothing so they were obviously happy with his judgement. Now Suarez gets a ten game ban for the same offence ah yes but I forgot Defoe is English

  4. That’s extremely excessive. Callum McManaman’s potentially career ending horror tackle on Haidara wasn’t even investigated, and he didn’t even say sorry. The FA are a bunch of corrupt cunts.

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