FIFA Should Throw The Book At Suarez

When Luis Suarez was seen to sneak up on Italian center-back Giorgio Chiellini and bite him on the shoulder yesterday, during the Italy Uruguay group D game in the World Cup- that was the third time in his career that he has bit an opponent.

Giorgio Chiellini bit marks

Giorgio Chiellini shows bite marks yesterday

On November 20th of 2010 it was clear that the then Ajax player had bitten PSV player Otman Bakkal on the shoulder, and for that offense he was initially suspended for two games by his club, and fined an undisclosed amount.

But then the suspension was increased to seven league matches and then a year last April he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic on the arm in a Premier League game, and he received a 10 match ban which went into the start of this season.

Here’s that particular bite on video:

And then amazingly in the Italy vs Uruguay game while the ball was near the touch-line, he crept up on the Italian defender and bit him on the shoulder, and there is increasing evidence – including bite marks on the Italian’s shoulder – to suggest that’s exactly what the Uruguayan did.

Not only should he have been sent off in the game to even it up at 10 men each, but FIFA have announced they have opened an inquiry into the matter, and are studying all the available evidence.

And don’t forget this was in front of a watching world of millions and millions – and does not reflect well on the game of football – talk about bringing the game into disrepute.

Suarez should be in deep trouble, and another 10 or 15 match ban is not enough and FIFA – if they have the guts – should suspend this player immediately – and maybe not let him play again until next year.

He’s a serial biter.

The penalty needs to be heavy – because obviously the cumulative suspension of 17 games has not fixed his problem of taking a bite out of opposing players.

It’s time for FIFA to show some courage and fortitude and do the right thing – and quickly too.

Comments welcome.

Written from London, England.

216 comments so far

  • G

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #1

    If its a big book that could hit him in the teeth, that would be awesome.

  • geordie157

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #2

    A one year global ban will do the job.

  • geordie157

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #3

    The lack of transfer activity worries me, we should have secured a top striker or a creative midfielder by now. Or at worst someone like Tom ince.

  • G

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #4

    In theory they could ban him for up to 2 years for the offence, the reality is that he will get a ban measured in months, rather than years, as FIFA will bottle it again. They really should make an example and throw the works at him. I suspect it will be a 20 game ban, and a 10 game international ban.

  • Belfast

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Yes ban him from international football for a long long time.

    Don’t see why his club should be punished though, for something that happened at the world cup.

  • Shot Bru

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #6

    I would pay good money to see Suarez bite Barton next season and the ensuing chaos…

  • roblee7

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Would anyone take franky lampard? He’ll probably go to MLS or QPR but just a thought…the kind of signing we, as fans, could do with IMO and on a free 😉

  • yo-yo

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #8
  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #9

    Or even better….Suarez bite Diego Costa… He’s like Barton with Roid rage!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Many things should happen which don’t, sadly!


    Swansea will probably get 20M for Bony, they’ll be fine. Would much rather have their owner and chairman and they have always appointed ”footballing ” managers. That said, Gomis is way too much for anyone to pay for a 29 year old.

    Our club really is sick and rotten from top to bottom.

    1) Ashley – the very epitomy of nouveau riche. Lots of money but absolutely zero class and more importantly no ambition for the club.

    2) Wonga – today’s reports should have made us have an instant disconnect with them. That won’t happen.

    3) A charlatan, league 1 chancer as a manager who won’t leave no matter how poorly he performs and is deemed unsackable by Ashley.

    4) Best players left / leaving / wanting to leave while people like Saylor are still here.

    5) No one half decent wanting to sign for Pardew (and Ashley’s wages.)

    6) 52000 oblivious to it all.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #11


    He’s done it 3 times now. It’s the club’s responsibility as much as anyone else’s.

  • croftus5678

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #12

    ^^ some scandal that that doesnt involve newcastle.

  • Sliema

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #13


    I agree. It’s really not the club’s fault or indeed the fans of the club.

    A 24-game international ban and as high a fine as they can legally get away with.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #14

    He should receive a lifetime ban. That’s the 3rd time he’s done it

  • Sliema

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Today is the day where two footballing greats of the modern era collide.

    It’s Messi v Ameobi

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Glad to see this time around the heavily Liverpool biased SSN pundits are actually condemning his actions
    The blokes got a screw loose

    Lots of comments about how “oh so a late slide tackle that could break a leg is okay or an elbow is ok but a bite that causes a lot less damage should be a big ban?”
    Well let’s be honest biting someone is just mental, it’s completely cold and pre meditated
    Seriously who thinks next ball in I’m going to bite that bloke!

    Ban him.
    At all levels

    Absolute scum

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #17

    South Coast toon from previous

    16 goals in 37 games where he played a lot as a winger, wouldn’t really say PEA is a flop tbf

  • Our Toon

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Something needs to be done about the criminal prices clubs pay for British footballers, Jake Livermore has signed for Hull and cost them £8m

    The fans that are saying bullet dodged on Gomis etc, do we have another striker in the team for the 1st game? just over 7 weeks remain to that game and we have NO ONE to play upfront, Cisse is injured.

    Enner Valencia

    That is 5 strikers that have rejected us or clubs have rejected bids for, Valencia is the only one who is to pricey now!! Doesn’t fill me with confidence.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #19

    I wonder if it’s a crime in Brazil to bite someone?

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #20

    blackley – you need to get yourself off to Brazil -locate the rodent, that rat faced f***er, and arrest him for assault – citizens arrest.

  • Our Toon

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #21

    On the Suarez debate:

    Liverpool shouldn’t come into this at all? It’s about the player and he should be banned for a minimum of 1 year from ALL football, the fact that he plays for Liverpool is unlucky for them.

    If he isn’t banned from club football then Suarez will profit as will Liverpool, he will be a player that doesn’t have to go on international duty making him a more viable commodity.

    Hypothetically if Suarez put a player in hospital by biting someones ear off and he did it and international level are you telling me that he should only be handed an international ban? This is his 3rd strike enough is enough!!

  • south coast toon

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #22

    toon army down south
    i thought he hadnt played if thats the case seems like alot of our striker targets dont turn out to bad but y cant we sign one

  • lesh

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Surely an international ban is just that – banned for any game anywhere?

    Let’s hope so and it should be so so that Liverpool, which owns his contract, must take some responsibility for his failure to modify his behaviour. In any event, he’s still a Liverpool player when he’s on international duty.

    A full season, international ban is fitting.

    But, the scouse gits’d probably get on their ‘why always us’, always the victims, the wronged, perches – again with a new (another!) campaign –

    Justice for the Uruguay 9

    Fifa must act decisively and the Liverpool fans, disown Suarez instead of defending him.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #24

    South Coast toon
    I think out of those games he’s started around 21
    Have no idea why Dortmund would want to sell tbh, only thing I can really think is maybe he wants a more central role rather than as a wide man and hasn’t perhaps impressed enough to fill Lewondowski’s boots

    Either way he’d be a simply amazing signing, the lad has it all imho, goals, ability, quick feet, ariel strength and is a proper athlete think he made the top 10 fastest footballers list last season
    All the attributes we desperately need!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Suarez’s lawyer (who happens to be a member of the Uruguay FA!) is claiming it’s a conspiracy theory against Suarez!
    How does that work exactly?
    Did Chiellini put his shoulder in Suarez’s mouth when he spotted him catching his breath?
    Same with Ivanovic and Bakkal?

    The defence there preparing is “If Georgio can show bite marks then Suarez can present his black eye, the marks should be in admissible”
    Hmmm did it occur that Suarez wouldn’t have a f**king great shiner if he didn’t sink his teeth into the lad?
    Man the f**k up you t*rt Suarez and admit you’ve f**ked up and once again let down your team

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #26

    I know Ash seemingly has no interest any more but it would be so easy to get people back onside

    1) He got rid of JFK – a good start
    2) Now get rid of Wonga
    3) Get rid of Pardew and his cronies
    4) Appoint an up and coming modern manager and coaches
    5) Give them 50M to spend

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Do you know the worst bit of all this? He thinks he’s done nothing wrong and it’s a minor incident! Fcuking creature!

    Tbh though gus “monkey boy” Poyet summed it up when on ITV’s world cup coverage by saying his handball at the 2010 world cup wasn’t cheating it was just how the Uruguayans play so maybe it’s in his DNA to cheat, dive, fall as if shot when someone brushes him and bite although I believe the biting is subliminally in his consciousness to gain an advantage at all costs as proved by his rolling around as if he was the victim after he bit the player!

    A total football ban and the maximum fine alkowed is definitely in order this time the horror! Will fifa have the balls though?

    Probably not as their just as bad!

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #28

    The second that Wonga statement came out about them cheating people Newcastle should have instantly came out saying that we would no longer be associating ourselves with that “brand” they were quick to tell Sky Sports that we were not interested in a striker not so fast with this scandal!!!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #29


    p.e.a would be amazing as would vargas.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Which Vargas there are hundreds of them!!!

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #31


    Lmfao mate

    A black eye? Awwwwww poor suarez I’d have knocked the kunt clean out tbh!

    Cue make-up artist before any press conference

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #32

    Poyet and Suarez – not the best looking ad for Uruguyan men are they !!!

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Rotonda great plan on which I agree wholeheartedly but do u think FCB will do so?? I think not he’s concerned with one thing and that’s money!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #34


    Sorry, the Chile one

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #35

    Toon from leeds

    I know it would never happen but it could be so easy if he wasn’t such an a–e!!

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #36

    I thought lie, cheat and steal was the motto of the late great Mexican wrestler Eddie Guerrero not Uruguay. What next are the WWE gonna sign up Luis Suarez?

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #37

    Rotonda I agree. Ashley needs to put up or fcuk off the kunt

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #38

    Just read the statement from his lawyer and it does indeed begger belief! I think it just proves my theory right, they see it as normal practice on a football field! Fcuking disgrace they are!

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Ezequial garay is apparently close to joining zenit for around €6m! What a bargain that is if true!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #40

    Fully agree
    The second the story broke we should of released a statement condemning there actions and terminated our contract
    Welcome to the new look NUFC eh!

    You can just imagine there medical advisor!
    “Hi Everybody!”
    “Hi Doctor Nick!”
    “Now Luis, you will need to use this wheelchair for all public appearances for the next 2 weeks”

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