posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 03:44 PM
a reply to: boymonkey74
It's a good question and this whole affair (if you are a Liverpool fan or a fan of a rival club) is very difficult to avoid your own natural bias
creeping into judging the situation. Some will say the ban is fair others that it's over the top, some that it didn't go far enough.
The feeling from Liverpool fans is that first there was the 'Evra racism' situation and many felt that the FA basically lacked any real evidence as
there was some doubt about the interpretation of the meaning of what was said and a certain Mr Terry was dealt with a lot more leniently.
Then came the Ivanovic biting incident, which most sensible Liverpool fans agreed was absolute madness and the punishment was probably fair. After
this incident most seem to think the man has serious psychological issues and deserves punishment but that should only apply to playing for Uruguay's
national team. He was not banned from playing for Uruguay when he committed the same act at Ajax and then Liverpool. There is a point there as he was
not under supervision of any of Liverpool FC's management team and they have no choice whether the player plays for his country.
There are conspiracy theories about Suarez once again wanting away as he tends to bite just as he starts talking about moving clubs. Footballers are
fairly unique as they are not only employees but also have a 'value' as an asset on the club's balance sheet. This incident obviously makes
Liverpool's position awkward and also devalues his transfer value should they sell Suarez. The press will criticise him if they decide not to sell
their prize asset but not the club who want to buy him. There is also the rather futile issue of Uruguay issuing an appeal, one which could see an
increased ban, and again which his employers and owners could suffer from but have no voice in the decisions made.
I am no lawyer so have no idea what the legal position could be in all of this.
He didn't break anyone's leg with a vicious lunge, head butt an opponent and knock him or even elbow someone in the face and break their jaw. All
actions which are more violent and affect a players career more than a bite. However he committed an action which is a taboo in sport and seemingly
very childish as well. Unfortunately people with immense talent are treated differently than us mere mortals and ironically he may get the move to
Spain that he craves for being a bad boy. Whereas most people who bit someone in their job would be fired on the spot.
His actions cannot go unpunished and it is difficult to understand the defensive position of the Uruguay FA, players and staff playing it all down as
nothing. The guy also has some serious issues that need dealing with which he seemed to have curbed last season but have obviously been bubbling under
edit on 26/6/14 by mirageman because: Removed crass comment