English Premiership

Suarez queries longer ban

2013-04-23 20:44
Luis Suarez (AFP)

London - Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has disputed the English FA's view that his punishment for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic at the weekend merits a longer punishment than the usual three-game ban.

The FA said in a statement on Tuesday that the Uruguayan international has accepted a charge of violent conduct but "has denied the FA's claim that the standard punishment of three matches is clearly insufficient for this offence".

The incident in Sunday's 2-2 Premier League draw at Anfield was not seen by match officials and is being retrospectively reviewed.

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An Independent Regulatory Commission will hear the case on Wednesday. The player has already apologised to Serbian defender Ivanovic and been fined by his club.

Suarez, who scored an injury-time equaliser following the bite midway though the second half, received a seven-game ban from the Dutch FA for biting an opponent while playing for Ajax Amsterdam in 2010 shortly before he joined Liverpool.

The 26-year-old, Liverpool's top scorer in the league this term with 23 goals, served an eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra last season.


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