Suarez’s complete package was on show up against Chelsea today as the good, the bad and the ugly meant that Liverpool were behind and helped them back to draw the game as well. However, the game will be remembered for Uruguayan’s unacceptable nibble on Ivanovic’s shoulder.
Suarez cannot stay away from headlines and controversies can he. After providing a wonder assist to level the scores, minutes later he handled the ball to award Chelsea penalty, bit Ivanovic in mere frustration and then scored a late late equalizer much to the delight of the home fans.
The talisman scored his 30th goal of the season, 23rd of the league campaign but that might be his last contribution as far as this season is concerned if FA are to ban him for intolerable conduct on the field.
Back in 2006, Jermain Defoe seemed to have nibbled the arm of former Liverpool man Javier Mascherano but surprisingly, the Tottenham forward went unpunished for that action on Masch who then played for West Ham United.
One cannot really find much difference in the pictures. Both actions are unacceptable by all means and deserve punishment. However, Defoe survived punishment on certain grounds as FA claimed.
“We are unable to take any action because the referee has already dealt with the incident.”
“Fifa regulations prevent us from taking retrospective action.”
In that case, the referee did look at Ivanovic’s hand but decided to take no action during the game. Adding to that, the snap provided below is after the game ended and as it seems, perhaps the situation seems well dealt in this case as well.
Having said that, it goes without saying that such actions cannot be defended at all. Only Suarez would know what was on his mind when he decided to act like a vampire again as he has been banned before for seven games for biting a player while playing for Ajax.
Lastly, Suarez has just reiterated that he will not leave the club this summer and Liverpool will be sensible enough to not sell him for this one incident. He is way too important for the club as shown this season. Without him, Liverpool would have struggled even further down the table in the premier league. Whatever actions FA may take on his act, we shall know that soon.
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