In the game this afternoon at Anfield between Liverpool and Chelsea, which ended in a 2-2 draw, there is TV evidence that clearly shows Luis Suarez biting Chelsea defender Ivanovic in the second half, and if the FA has any guts (that’s debatable) they will review the evidence and ban the striker for at least three games for dangerous play and/or ungentlemanly conduct
Luis Suarez – in action against Newcastle
As soon as Ivanovic fell to the ground in the incident, he showed his arm and made a biting gesture towards the referee, and there is clear TV video that shows Suarez did exactly that.
Liverpool certainly came out with more bite in the second half – but that was ridiculous.
The referee didn’t see it, so it leaves the door open for the FA to take retroactive action and if they do that, then Suarez will miss the game at St. James’ Park next Saturday.
And it’s not the first time he’s been accused of biting another player, and in November, 2010 when at Ajax, he was accused of biting a PSV player Otman Bakkal’s shoulder. There were appeals to the referee in the game but he simply waved play on.
But Luis Suarez was subsequently given a seven-match ban for biting PSV midfielder Otman Bakkal.
We expect the same thing to happen this time – and Luis Suarez’ season should be over.
Luis also handled the ball from a corner in the game today, to gift Chelsea with their second goal from a penalty, but then 30 seconds past the six minutes of stoppage time, Suarez headed in the Liverpool equalizer from a cross.
So maybe the biggest three incidents in the game included the Uruguayan this afternoon – and we wonder if we’ll hear Brendan Rodgers defend him this time?
Sorry I spelled Ivanovic completely wrong when I first brought out this article – oh well. 😀
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