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Friday, June 27, 2014

Suarez Ban on Biting Me Excessive, Says Chiellini

He may have been the victim of one of the most controversial moments in the history of the World Cup but Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini has backed Luis Suarez saying the ban imposed by FIFA on the Uruguayan for biting him is excessive.

Suarez was banned from all football activities and stadiums for four months, fined and suspended from donning the Uruguay national team kit for nine matches after being found guilty of biting Chiellini in their decisive World Cup match.

The ban threatens to bring to an anti-climax a glittering career of one of the world’s most exciting players. Writing on his blog for Sportlobster, Chiellini said, “"Now inside me there's no feelings of joy, revenge or anger against Suarez for an incident that happened on the pitch and that's done. There only remain the anger and the disappointment about the match (Italy lost 1-0)”.

Suarez’s ban, the biggest in World Cup history, beating the eight games given to Italian Mauro Tassotti for elbowing Spaniard Luis Enrique in 1994, will hardly hit his club Liverpool who are likely to miss the services of the 27 year old for 13 games. Last season, he missed 10 games for the Merseyside club as he served punishment on another biting incident against Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

"I have always considered unequivocal the disciplinary interventions by the competent bodies, but at the same time I believe that the proposed formula is excessive," added Chiellini. "I sincerely hope that he will be allowed, at least, to stay close to his team-mates during the games because such a ban is really alienating for a player."

Uruguay are set to launch an appeal against the ban which has infuriated football fans across the nation while his club, Liverpool, are seeking for legal counsel before taking any action.

Suarez flew back home and will miss Uruguay’s clash with Colombia on Saturday, 28th

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