Luis Suarez Gets Handed Nine Game Ban
The World Cup’s resident cannibal Luis Suarez has been handed a game ban and can not participate in soccer related activities for four months, according to an article published today by CBS Sports.
Uruguay’s Suarez has been banned for 34 matches since 2010. This most recent ban came after he bit Italian defender Georgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s 1-0 victory. Suarez received no punishment during the match. This isn’t the first biting incident from Suarez he is known as the “cannibal” in the English Primary League. According to the Independent, any opponent of Suarez has a 1 in 2,000 chance in being bit by Suarez compared to a 1 in 3.7 million chance of being bit by a shark.
FIFA, the international governing body for soccer, came down with the decision today. In a statement released Thursday, Claudio Sulser, chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee said,”Such behaviour cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field.”