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Maradona slams FIFA

2014-06-27 12:01
Diego Maradona (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Infamous in his own right, Diego Maradona has come out in support of Luis Suarez by slamming FIFA's decision to ban the Uruguayan.

Maradona, who made the headlines with his infamous "Hand of God" incident, thinks that the four month ban handed out to Suarez is unacceptable.

The Uruguay and Liverpool forward was given a nine-game suspension and banned from all football-related activities for four months after found guilty of biting Giorgio Chiellini.

Soccer Laduma report that Maradona appeared on a TV show wearing a t-shirt with a message of support for Suarez.

The shirt read "Luis we are with you".

Maradona claimed that FIFA are treating Suarez like a criminal and that the decision reached by the governing body is disgraceful. 

Maradona has been unable to wrap his head around the ban and suggested, in jest presumably, that FIFA should ship Suarez off in handcuffs to the American prison in Guantanamo Bay.

Diego Maradona, a World Cup winner with Argentina in 1986, said it was unbelievable the treatment Suarez is receiving after the player performed so well leading up to the competition and against England in the group stage.

Maradona, who coached Argentina in their failed campaign in 2010 Soccer World Cup campaign, pointed out FIFA's treatment of Zinedine Zidane at the 2006 edition of the Soccer World Cup.

Zidane was sent off in the final for headbutting Italian Marco Materazzi but still received the Golden Ball from FIFA.


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