10 match ban for Luis Suárez

Michael Regan

The FA handed down a ten-match ban for Luis Suárez, who bit Branisalv Ivanovic during Liverpool's match against Chelsea on April 21.

The FA has spoken, the verdict is in: it's a 10 match ban for Luis Suárez. The Liverpool forward, who bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic when the sides met last Sunday, will not play a match for the Reds until next September -- meaning, of course, if he stays in England he'll miss the first match of the season (and more).

It's not the first time Suárez has been in trouble for such an incident. In November 2010, while at Ajax, the Uruguayan bit PSV midfielder Otman Bakkal. The club itself suspended him for two games, but the KVNB increased that suspension to seven matches.

Then there's the incident in 2011, when Suárez was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra. The FA handed down eight games for that infraction. With this added to his deliberate handball against Ghana in the 2010 World Cup, it's unsurprising that most people love to hate Suárez.

While Liverpool accepted the charge of violent conduct and apologized for Suárez's behavior, the club stated they are "shocked and disappointed" with the decision, and will await the FA's written reasons before commenting further.

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