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Suarez lawyer hits out at 'totalitarian, fascist' FIFA

Luis Suarez's legal team are outraged by FIFA's decision to uphold the striker's four-month ban.

The Uruguay international copped the aforementioned sanction, which also includes nine international matches and a £65,000 fine, after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during the World Cup group stage fixture in Natal on June 24.

The Uruguay FA appealed the ban last week but the Court of Arbitration for Sport have upheld their initial decision which has been met with derision by legal representative Alejandro Balbi.

"We knew that FIFA would uphold the ban because they are corporatists," Balbi told Cope.

"We won't stop, we are going to go to CAS and we will keep taking every legal path available to us."

Balbi added: "It's blatantly draconian, totalitarian and fascist.

"The right of a footballer to do his job is being violated and football should be concerned about that.

"The nine international matches may seem excessive, but the fact that he can't watch a game of football or train or do his job, we are talking about very unpleasant things here."

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