And more power to their elbow! Suarez gets a 4 month ban and misses 9 international matches. A balanced response from FIFA which I feel was slightly lenient. I would have preferred a 12 month ban to give time for any psychological issues to be properly addressed through counselling – no one wants a clearly skillful player to be excluded from the game purely because they have mental issues (assuming that is really the case). Sadly the Uruguayan FA have appealed against the decision and whilst I sympathise with the position they find themselves in regarding progression in the World Cup, I cannot help but ask, What are they thinking! Are they really saying that biting another person in a public place is acceptable behaviour? Is that a Cultural difference between me and a Uruguyan, that I find biting on a football pitch offensive but they don’t? That I find biting on a street unacceptable? Is the message that the Uruguayan FA are sending one of ‘Go Ahead and Bite People, it’s OK?’ Come on – this is wrong – swallow the (light) punishment and get on with the game and life.
Rants over – Normal service will now be resumed