Suárez Given 8 Match Ban, Justice Served?

Luis Suárez has gotten of lightly by the English FA and has been given an eight match ban and fined £40,000 for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra. When fans are found guilty of racial abuse they are given lifetime bans.

In a statement released by the FA they said:
On 16 November 2011, The Football Association charged Luis Suarez with misconduct contrary to FA Rule E3 in relation to the Liverpool FC versus Manchester United FC fixture on 15 October 2011.
The Independent Regulatory Commission announced its decision on 20 December 2011, which is as follows:

“Mr Suarez used insulting words towards Mr Evra during the match contrary to FA Rule E3(1);

  1. the insulting words used by Mr Suarez included a reference to Mr Evra’s colour within the meaning of Rule E3(2);
  2. Mr Suarez shall be warned as to his future conduct, be suspended for eight matches covering all first team competitive matches and fined the sum of £40,000;
  3. the [penalty] is suspended pending the outcome of any appeal lodged by Mr Suarez against this decision. Read Full Statement Here

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish showed support for his player during the time of the incident, now he has been rightfully charged it’s left to see what stance Mr. Dalglish now have on this incident.

I personally think this decision is is light one, if the FA wanted to kick racism out of the English Premier League then they should’ve started by giving Luis Suárez a lifetime ban, that’s just my honest opinion.


6 thoughts on “Suárez Given 8 Match Ban, Justice Served?”

  1. Oh come on ???…just ‘cos URUGUAY are South American champions and England are NOT !!! …so childish … just let them argue and if the ref gets irritated, yellow or red card both their asses why so EXTREME ???.. Punish the club… this is ‘merde’ !!
    Football is about skills with the ball and strategy. It’s proxy war where the chess pieces move all the time. You use all the tools that are made available: nutrition, physical conditioning; ball skills; team dynamic; fan support; transfer kitty and lastly mind games. On the bright side, Andy Carroll gets a chance to pay back his transfer fee ..AAAWWWRRRGH!!! CRAP!!!! F.A. go F~ yourself.
    This sets a dangerous precedent ….I think FIFA’s Sepp “sauerkraut” Blatter may have a point.

    1. You really think his ban has something to do with Uruguay being South American champions and not England? In case you forgot, England is a European country which makes your reason given is comical.
      The English FA is being run by a bunch of fools so things like this are bound to happen from time to time and yes your correct mind games are apart of the game but when racism comes in that’s taking it a bit too far.
      Nobody should be subject to racism.

  2. I think you’re crazy to suggest that this was a light decision. If there was concrete evidence that Suarez had been racially abusive then perhaps justice would be served. However, the evidence is more than flimsy and consists purely of Evra’s word. Evra who notoriously makes unproven claims.

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