Liverpool’s Luis Suarez is out of control on the pitch, reckons the player he bit three years ago.
Suarez was banned for seven games and branded the ‘Cannibal of Ajax’ after sinking his teeth into then-PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal.
Bakkal, who now plays for Dynamo Moscow, says he was shocked to see the Uruguay international repeat the offence on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during Sunday’s 2-2 draw.
“I saw it and it was unbelievable,” Bakkal told The Sun. “It’s something you can never imagine happening on a pitch.
“It happened once already. At first I thought maybe it was an accident but, apparently, he loses it sometimes. I don’t know what to say.
“I thought he meant it when he said sorry. I think he wants to win so badly that he loses his mind sometimes but afterwards he comes to his senses.
“It doesn’t belong on the pitch. It was the end of him in Holland. Now we just have to wait and see what the FA does – and then what his future will be in England.”
Suarez has been charged by the FA with violent conduct but faces a lengthy ban after the governing body said the usual three-game suspension was “clearly insufficient”.
Following the incident there are 4 areas that could all warrant their own article.
– What was Suarez thinking? is he really that good to keep on the books when he so blatantly cheats, with apologies we for one wouldn’t trust if the queen had read it out.
– Liverpool’s stance on this and everything else that happens, whether their historic club are involved or not.
– Rafa’s missed chance to stick up for the team he represents, exactly what his excuse was for the plastic flags comment.
– The FA’s chance to do the right thing.
Now the former 3 are something we’ll contemplate and get back to you.
As for the forth, we believe it’s not a case of making an example of him, more about getting the punishment to fit the crime. Nothing more, nothing less.
It appears the FA has ‘made an example of’ people in the past and it doesn’t deter. A fair, fit for purpose, case by case, like for like punishment system is what is needed. Something players will respect. Yes repeat offenders should receive heftier sentences, of course they should. It’s time something sensible is implemented. Over to you FA.
Source for first half: Sky Sports App.