By Chris Wright
After “gathering all the necessary elements”, FIFA have begun disciplinary proceedings against Luis Suarez today in the wake of him appearing to gnaw on Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder during yesterday’s World Cup group tie between Italy and Uruguay.
Suarez’s little orthodontic-based discretion could carry a whopping 24-match, TWO-YEAR suspension if FIFA choose to meter out their maximum punishment, which of course, they won’t.
This from the Guardian:
“FIFA’s disciplinary code has the scope to suspend a player for a maximum of 24 matches – which, technically, can include club games but in practice tends to be only internationals.”
Perhaps predictably, the Uruguayan press are blaming their British counterparts for the pressure being put on Suarez - a fellow who has now sunk his teeth into an opponent not once, not twice, but thrice.
Indeed, Spanish paper Sport are claiming that the Uruguayan FA are planning to fight Suarez’s corner by even going as far as to claim that the myriad photos of Chiellini showing the referee his puncture marks are nothing but “exaggerated photoshops” designed to further victimise their precious little angel.
We’ll keep you posted.