Liverpool striker Luis Suarez suspended 10 games for biting opponent
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been suspended 10 games for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic during an English Premier League match Sunday, the Football Association announced Wednesday.
Suarez apologized for the incident but argued that he should receive the standard three-game suspension for violent conduct — something the association said would be “clearly insufficient.” Suarez had said he planned appeal if the suspension was longer than three games. He has until Friday to do so.
His actions Sunday even caught the attention of Prime Minister David Cameron, who called for a significant ban for the striker. Suarez, from Uruguay, will miss the last four games of this season and the first six games of next season.
This wouldn’t be his first lengthy suspension, though. In 2010, he was suspended seven games for biting an opponent’s shoulder. In 2011, he was suspended eight games for “racially abusing” a Manchester United player.