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FIFA BANS SUAREZ FOR 4 MONTHS FOR BITING OPPONENT
associated press ^ | 6/26/2014 | AP

Posted on 06/26/2014 7:14:37 AM PDT by Paradox

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- FIFA has banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months for biting an opponent at the World Cup, ruling him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season.

The ban also covers Uruguay's next nine international games, which goes beyond the next four months and rules him out of next year's Copa America. FIFA also fined the Liverpool striker 100,000 Swiss francs ($112,000).

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: assault; athletes; biting; cannibalism; fifa; soccer; suarez; worldcup
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
1 posted on 06/26/2014 7:14:37 AM PDT by Paradox
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To: Paradox

Somebody needs to buy the boy a Big Mac.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 7:16:10 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: Paradox

Did it impact the game? Will Ty Cobb’s records be invalidated next?


3 posted on 06/26/2014 7:17:15 AM PDT by montag813
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To: FlingWingFlyer

A Big Mac wouldn’t have helped. Sometimes you’re in the mood for Italian.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 7:17:19 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

LOL!


5 posted on 06/26/2014 7:18:01 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: Paradox

So how long will he be playing while an appeal grinds on?


6 posted on 06/26/2014 7:18:13 AM PDT by Slicksadick (We accept the love we think we deserve.)
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To: Paradox

Cut him some slack. Maybe he’s from a tribe of cannibals. All cultures are equal.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 7:21:33 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Paradox

Only in soccer could a guy bite multiple people and still have teeth left.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 7:22:03 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

Someone should just take the red card and elbow this fool right in the mouth the first chance they get...

THREE TIMES? Please...


9 posted on 06/26/2014 7:27:15 AM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: jwalsh07

“Only in soccer could a guy bite multiple people and still have teeth left.”

I never thought about it, but that’s about right. Most sports even your teammates would make sure it didn’t happen again.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 7:28:20 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: jwalsh07

Did he pull his hair, too? I guess fights in soccer look a little different than in hockey.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 7:28:51 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: FlingWingFlyer

New meaning to “eating Italian..”

Three bites and he’s out


12 posted on 06/26/2014 7:30:04 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

The trouble with eating soccer players is, you can eat a whole team and you’re hungry again in an hour.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 7:31:27 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: Paradox

Should have been for LIFE!


14 posted on 06/26/2014 7:31:43 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Pollster1

No Olive Garden nearby.

btw I notice soccer players screaming and all dramatic (overly so at times) when another player collides with them. To be honest they don’t wear padding like football players; no chest protectors like catchers, etc. No helmets..


15 posted on 06/26/2014 7:32:05 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: jwalsh07

“Only in soccer could a guy bite multiple people and still have teeth left.”

Perfectly said.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 7:32:57 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Paradox

He should be gone for life. I love soccer but what a complete joke FIFA is. Any goodwill the sport has garnered in this World Cup just went right out the window.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 7:33:55 AM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: montag813

Yes, it did impact the game.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 7:37:58 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Paradox

IMHO, it’s not enough to be the most boring game on the planet. Now they’re literally trying to eat each other.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 7:39:16 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Paradox

Being a third offense for biting, I’m on the side of banning him for life, but as far as I can tell, this is the longest ban FIFA has ever dished out for conduct during a match.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 7:39:31 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: Paradox

"I don't get mad, I get BITE-Y!"

21 posted on 06/26/2014 7:40:27 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Paradox

During the suspension, he should fight Evander Holyfield.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 7:41:38 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: onedoug

IMHO, it’s not enough to be the most boring game on the planet. Now they’re literally trying to eat each other.
.......................................

Well, you can’t argue that a little cannibalism here and there won’t add a little flair to the games.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 7:43:54 AM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: bfh333

I am kind of befuddled by this.

Three times? This is lifetime banning territory.

FIFA has blown this...


24 posted on 06/26/2014 7:45:19 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
During the suspension, he should fight Evander Holyfield.

Or an eating contest? Either one would have huge global TV ratings.

25 posted on 06/26/2014 7:48:10 AM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
During the suspension, he should fight Evander Holyfield.

Why? Because Evander's used to being bitten?

26 posted on 06/26/2014 7:54:19 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

During the suspension, he should fight Evander Holyfield.
Why? Because Evander’s used to being bitten?
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Much rather see Suarez fight Tyson.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: raccoonradio
To be honest they don’t wear padding like football players; no chest protectors like catchers, etc. No helmets..

They don't wear padding or helmets in Australian Rules Football, or Rugby, but you don't see any of those guys whinging and grimacing like they've just been shot every time someone comes within two inches of them.

Soccer sucks, for this reason, among others. I believe one of the reasons soccer has never really caught on in this country, is simply that Americans have very little tolerance for the poor sportsmanship represented by players who essentially cheat by pretending to be fouled. It also doesn't help that the games can be incredibly boring.

I think that in soccer, the ref should have video replay available, and should carry a small hammer with him. Any time a player goes down and rolls around in supposed agony, the ref should view video replays, and if he sees that the player was not actually contacted/hurt, he should get to whack that player (hard!) with the hammer, wherever said player is pretending to have pain.

That would end the phony foul stuff real quick.

Just look at that ridiculous show Mario Balotelli put on in the first half of the match against Uruguay. Rolling around on the ground, pretending to be hurt, for several minutes. Video clearly showed that there was absolutely NO contact with the other player. Pathetic. Ref should have been allowed to smack him in the back of the head with his little hammer.

28 posted on 06/26/2014 8:07:08 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Sicon
Best soccer dives.
29 posted on 06/26/2014 8:12:09 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: bramps
Much rather see Suarez fight Tyson.

Now THAT would be worth a pay-per-view hit to the ol' credit card.

30 posted on 06/26/2014 8:14:58 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: bfh333

how about a kick to the mouth and a cleat full of teeth?

I’d gladly take a red to do that to Suarez. Can’t stand the pig!


31 posted on 06/26/2014 8:31:51 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Sicon

The pretending to be fouled theatrics are what really destroy the game. I love soccer, but refs continue to award this type of behavior and very rarely will they ever issue a red for “falling”. Only way you’re ever going to eliminate it is by sending the flying phonies off the pitch. It’ll never happen though....


32 posted on 06/26/2014 8:37:46 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Paradox
In his defense, he claimed it was only incisordental contact...
33 posted on 06/26/2014 8:46:37 AM PDT by mikrofon (Go USA! Bump)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

It’s not just soccer. Watch an NFL game and see how the wide receivers whine and ask for penalty flags on every incomplete pass. I’ve seen soccer players booked for diving, I’ve never seen a wide receiver penalized for making the “nanky motion”.


34 posted on 06/26/2014 8:50:09 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: bramps
That's just it. Could anything other than sheer cannibalism lend flair to this otherwise lumbering...game.
35 posted on 06/26/2014 9:38:25 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Paradox

FIFA should have banned Suarez until the start of the 2015-2016 European soccer season. Losing a full season’s salary from Liverpool F.C. (and likely all the endorsement money from sponsors) would make Suarez think twice about any more attempts at being “bad boy” on the pitch.


36 posted on 06/26/2014 9:44:54 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: kevkrom; bramps

FIFA does not have authority to ban for life.

Maximum FIFA penalty is 24 game or 2 year suspension.

So Suarez did not get maximum.

But World Cup, Copa America, and the first games of qualification for Russia 2018 is significant.


37 posted on 06/26/2014 9:51:03 AM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Pollster1

Heh-heh-heh-heh.

Good one.

Personally I would have accepted shahria law in this case — allow his opponent to bite him back for good measure.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 9:58:14 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: onedoug

No, the most boring sport on the planet is baseball.


39 posted on 06/26/2014 3:48:21 PM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: the scotsman

Baseball ALWAYS has a winner and a loser.

It’s not that aspect of it that you hate, I hope.


40 posted on 06/26/2014 4:11:37 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

The main losers in baseball are the people sad enough to watch it and pass it off to others as a credible sport.

Still, its not actually an American sport, so we shouldn’t blame you too much.


41 posted on 06/26/2014 4:31:11 PM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: Paradox; Caipirabob; Cacique
One of the more rabid/nonsensical statements on this from my Uruguayan friends (translated here):

Surely you were wrong, Luis. Your barefoot childhood, your cramped bedroom, your cold and your hunger, formed in you need to take a bite of life (occasionally) so that it will return a warm pampering.

Surely you were wrong and very angry yesterday with the English, who demand your immediate crucifixion. They are omnipotent, they have a queen whom God saves.

They with their imperial lineage have chewed up this story, with the difference that they have God's blessing. They blew into colonialist Africa with fire and sword; killing, raping and biting (human resources) in the name of God and the Queen.

They bombed Baghdad with their northern cousins​​, in the name of democracy and humanity. They dictate morality, judge and jury.

It is complicated, Luis. They have God and the Queen. And you only have a three million-odd in size village (who), here south of the south, in error, Luis, support you. Your teeth are ours, because you're the exponent of a race with an unbounded sky.

Surely you screwed up, Luis. But you are not guilty of being born in a country that once had a General who said (precisely in regards to the English) that "the day I run out of men, I will fight with wild dogs."

I'm having a hard time recognizing some of my Uruguayan friends over this matter. People who are otherwise sane and loveable have morphed into blithering idiots on this topic.

42 posted on 06/29/2014 8:13:18 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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