PHOTO: World Cup legend Maradona shows his support for Luis Suarez

Maradona shows his support for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

There is never a World Cup without a controversial moment, and this year’s spectacle has fallen at the feet – or mouth - of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan superstar has been accused of biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, resulting in FIFA ordering a nine-match international ban and a four-month football-related suspension.

The sentence, incredibly, has drawn more debate than the actual incident, with many voicing their opinion on the length and sternness of his punishment.

On one hand, it was an unacceptable action, but from a Liverpool perspective, should they really have to be without their talisman for such a long period of time? Argentine legend Maradona certainly doesn’t.

The 53-year-old, adorned in a ‘We are with you Luis’ t-shirt, felt the penalty was extremely harsh and told reporters that FIFA have robbed the world of watching a great talent.

“Who do they think they are? Why don’t they send him to Guantanamo?” He said, quoted by the Spanish press AS.

“Why? Who did he kill? This is football, this is debilitation. It makes one believe that people in FIFA think less and want the show to be more embarrassing. Undoubtedly, Uruguay have lost a great figure and we have lost the chance to see him.”

With Luis Suarez banned until October, he will miss a host of games for The Reds, including key Premier League clashes against Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Merseyside rivals Everton.

For Liverpool, however, their biggest dilemma could now be potential suitors Real Madrid and Barcelona looking to do business but at a cut-price fee, with the latter reportedly unmoved despite his recent ordeal.

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