All weekend people have been talking of how we must give Luis Suarez the PFA Player of the Year Award based solely on his footballing performances this season. Then he does something in the game with Chelsea that absolutely loses any credibility for the Suarez argument.
In the past he has been called an animal for some of his behaviour and now he truly has backed up that argument with an astonishing attack on Branislav Ivanovic.
Not content with being in the action by setting up Daniel Sturridge and handling the ball in his own area to gift Chelsea a penalty; he then decided to BITE the Serbian international defender in an absolutely mind boggling moment of insanity.
As much as people will want to back the player based on his footballing pedigree; which is clearly a justified argument he has to also be a role model for those around him. I don’t expect my one-year-old niece to run around biting people when she does not get her own way so a 26-year-old being paid X amount of money should certainly know better.
But it is of course not the first time. Back in November 2010 he was banned for seven games for a similar incident. After Rasmus Lindgren was sent off for Ajax a confrontation broke out between the opposing Dutch sides and in the melee Suarez took it upon himself to sink his teeth into the collar bone of Ottman Bakkal.
In the end you could say Suarez had the last laugh with a 97th minute header to take a share of the spoils. But the FA may have the last laugh yet.
What do you make of the incident? How long should Suarez be banned?
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