The FA have announced today that they have charged Luis Suarez of Liverpool with violent conduct after he took a bite out of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during yesterday’s game.
Luis Suarez – taking a bite out of the Chelsea defender
The incident was not seen by match officials, and therefore can be subsequently reviewed retrospectively by the FA’s disciplinary committee.
That was not possible for Callum McManaman’s vicious tackle on our very own Massadio Haidara a few weeks ago – because one official saw the tackle – and presumably thought it was fair – which is simply ridiculous.
This is that statement issued by the English FA a few minutes ago:
The FA has charged Liverpool forward Luis Suarez with violent conduct.
The charge follows an incident with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in yesterday’s fixture at Anfield on 21 April 2013.
The incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore been retrospectively reviewed – click here for a video explanation of ‘not seen incidents’.
It is alleged that the conduct of Suarez constitutes violent conduct and it is The FA’s contention that the standard punishment of three matches that would otherwise apply is clearly insufficient in these circumstances.
Suarez has until 6pm on Tuesday 23 April to respond to the charge, thereafter an Independent Regulatory Commission will be convened this Wednesday, 24 April.
Suarez has already bitten another player, when he was playing for Ajax in November of 2010 – and at that time he got a seven match ban – so surely it has to be more than that this time – otherwise this guy will continue to have players for lunch.
It’s simply despicable conduct by the Uruguayan, and it’s bringing some terrible headlines to Liverpool FC, and the fans are furious with their player.
Suarez was given an eight-match ban and a £40K fine by the Football Association after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United’s left-back Patrice Evra in December of 2011.
Liverpool have already fined Suarez, who has asked the money to be donated to the Hillsborough Family Support Group.
This lad has to get his act together – quickly – and it’s certain he will not be playing at St. James Park on Saturday.
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