Under FIFA rules Suarez will have to serve out his ban in any country he decides to move to. Accept the ban and move on with life.
Life isn’t fair.
Most people complain that “life isn’t fair” but living by that doctrine leaves you open to the worst that life can throw at you. By taking preventative measures you can shelter yourself from much of life’s “unfairness”.
Those that are claiming the ten game ban for biting is “excessive” and cite the yellow card that Jermain Defoe received for a similar biting offence back in 2006 as proof are missing the point – the FA have belatedly moved with the times.
That Defoe yellow card should of course have been turned into a three game ban by video evidence but the intransigence of the FA’s stance at the time meant that they wouldn’t review the case as the referee had already meted out the punishment.
Complete idiocy of course and we can only wonder what would have happened if the referee had seen the Suarez incident on Sunday and dished out a red card – would the FA be wanting to take further action after the game?
All hypothetical, but the fact of the matter is that under the stewardship of David Bernstein the FA has got its act together and started to look like an authorative body rather than the shambles of the past that would often take a month or more to review these types of incidents.
Brendan Rodgers has been keeping a low profile since his “no player is bigger than the club” statement and has kept quiet which is very much unlike him and one can only speculate that his tongue is bleeding from being bitten so hard.
Presumably because he knows keeping the player warts and all is far preferable to the money (and goals) they would lose if they sold him.
If Liverpool want to start repairing the damage that Suarez is doing to their reputation then they should just accept the ban and move on. Appealing it is only going to aggravate the situation and keep it spotlighted in the press.
The ban may be excessive by past standards but this is today. A serial biter with a history of cheating and diving - what did you expect?
Accept the ban with good grace and use the quiet time to start putting the house in order or risk more damage to your reputation.
On the one hand we have the Liverpool manager and managing director “upholding the beliefs and traditions of this great club” and in the next breath considering appealing a ban for biting because they think it is “excessive”.
It’s on the verge of being hypocritical and that does more that tarnish your reputation – it makes you look like people who will put money and player value before the morals of the club and that is what really hurts.