FA in furious attack on "unacceptable, disgraceful" Liverpool striker Suarez

The FA launched a furious attack on Liverpool striker Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan decided not to appeal against his ten match ban yesterday.
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The FA launched a furious attack on Liverpool striker Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan decided not to appeal against his ten match ban yesterday.

Written reasons for Suarez’s 10-match ban were published by the governing body in a damning 21-page report.

They revealed Suarez argued his attack on the Chelsea defender last Sunday did NOT harm the global image of football.

And that the Uruguay star insisted a lengthy ban was not needed as players know biting is wrong.

But the FA savaged him in their explanation of why he received seven matches on top of the three-game ban for violent conduct.

They said: “It’s our duty to discourage players at any level from acting in such a deplorable manner or attempting to copy what they had seen on TV.

“There can be no justification. It serves to undermine the integrity and reputation of football.

“Furthermore, Suarez’s conduct has damaged the image of English football.

“It’s unacceptable and such disgraceful behaviour can lead to health issues.

“We also felt that the purpose of our decision should not only be a punishment to Suarez for the offence committed, but must also be sending a strong message that such behaviour does not have a place in football.”

The three-man regulatory commission insisted they did not take Suarez’s previous ban for biting into consideration.

They also blasted Suarez’s attitude.

The report added: “It seemed to us Suarez has not appreciated the gravity and seriousness of this exceptional incident.”

 
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