Luis Suarez was once again in the limelight for all the wrong reasons after the Uruguayan allegedly bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder.
It’s now the third time that Suarez has been caught in the act and now his fate lies in the hands of FIFA. Has Luis Suarez finally bitten off more than he can chew?
Suarez was first embroiled in a similar clash in his Ajax days where he bit PSV Otman Bakkal and was duly given a seven-match suspension for his crime. In more recent times, Suarez was once again seen to bite another player, this time Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. The punishment stamped on Suarez’s head was a ten-game suspension. One which carried over to last season but it didn’t stop the Uruguayan from topping the Premier League’s goalscoring charts.
Once is bad enough, twice is stupid but three times is ludicrous. How can Suarez get away with it again? FIFA have a big decision to make here and one where they can stamp their authority on the issue.
Uruguay will be hugely disappointed with their strikers actions and may decide to deal with the matter internally. Images after Uruguay’s victory over Italy which ensured their qualification to the last 16 showed an emotionless Suarez who had a guilty conscience and a sign of a man who knows he has been caught.
As football awaits to hear the announcement of Suarez’s punishment, speculation will continue to grow as the Liverpool man’s future remains in the balance.
Is this the last straw for Liverpool manager Brenden Rodgers? A man who has defended his striker through thick and thin. Surely it’s only a matter of time before he has blown his last chance.
By Oliver Baines | June 24th, 2014