Soccer

'Cannibal of Ajax' faces ban

2010-11-24 11:52
Luis Suarez (AFP)

Amsterdam - The Dutch Football Federation has called for a seven-match ban for Ajax striker Luis Suarez for biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal in a league match on Saturday.

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Ajax, which already fined Suarez and banned him for two matches, has until Wednesday afternoon to respond to the proposed penalty. If the club does not react, the case will be discussed at a hearing on Thursday.

Suarez is accused of "a violent act - biting an opponent," by the football federation.

The referee did not see the incident in injury time of Saturday's 0-0 draw and Suarez was not punished. After the incident, Bakkal pulled down his shirt to show a red mark on his collarbone.

Top-selling Dutch daily De Telegraaf branded Suarez the "Cannibal of Ajax" after the match.

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