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Liverpool Striker Luis Suarez Bites Branislav Ivanovic

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was again at the center of controversy today after it appeared that he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during the 2-2 tie at Anfield.

Suarez should have been red carded for the incident. By escaping punishment, Suarez stayed on the pitch and was able to score an injury-time goal in the 97th minute to equalize.

The incident involving Suarez isn’t the first incident of Suarez biting an opponent. While at Ajax, the Uruguayan striker bit Dutch footballer Otman Bakkal.

When interviewed regarding the incident, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said, “This is a club with incredible values and ethics. We’ll review it as a club, because there’s certainly no one bigger than this club, a player or manager. As football managers, staff and players, we’re representing this club, off the field and in particular on the field,” added Rodgers. “But it’s not the time to comment on it now. I’ll always speak openly and honestly about the players and protect them when I can, but with all due respect I’ll make an honest appraisal of it [first].

“I’ll always defend people if I think they’re right – if I think they’re wrong I’ll tell them, and that’s already happened with Luis this year. And then we move on from it. If that’s what the case is, they’ve got to accept the consequences accordingly.”


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27 Responses to Liverpool Striker Luis Suarez Bites Branislav Ivanovic

  1. Mufc77 says:

    Brenda Rodgers can say all the right things but if he or the club don’t act over this they are just as bad as Suarez.

    Suspend him for the rest of the season right away and give him the maximum two weeks fine. Publicly declare they will accept any FA punishment handed down but as a Liverpool player they still support Suarez even though he is in the wrong.

    The worst thing Liverpool or Rodgers can do is make any kind if excuses fir him.

    Isn’t Suarez still being investigated by Fifa for punching a player while on international duty recently or was that already sorted?

  2. soonerscotty says:

    I’m a Liverpool supporter and I think it’s time to part ways with Suarez. This isn’t how we should be represented. He’s a brilliant striker, but obviously has other issues.

    He needs to go.

    I also think the FA should ban him from England…though, I don’t know if that is in their power.

  3. AJ says:

    This idiot needs thrown out of football period.

  4. Fog says:

    Interesting that it was again Jon Champion providing the biting commentary on another Suarez transgression.

  5. Marc L says:

    So is this the only taste of a Champions League club Suarez is likely to get with Liverpool?

  6. jtm371 says:

    screw his apology the thing he is sorry about is that he got caught.take your pick biting stomping cheating using racist names at other players.add it all up and your a POS wasting more talent then you deserve.i hope the FA will rescind his PFA nomination.John Henry needs to get out front and suspend him for the rest of season and accept whatever the FA hands down.there is no downside not to act first.

  7. Frank says:

    Suarez is a fantastic footballer but a shameful human being.

    Liverpool need to cut their ties with him and move on. He will never learn and will continue to do same things that get him into trouble. This is the second time he has bitten another player. In Holland he got a 7- or 8-match ban.

    I can see Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool saying he will be fined and accept the FA’s punishment but also pretend that he will be welcome to play for Liverpool once his ban is over so as not to deflate his price tag. He is as good as done at Liverpool.

    The problem for Liverpool is that he is their best player and without him they would have been even further down the table. There aen’t too many players of Suarez’s talent out there for the kind of money Liverpool have to spend so this may set them back a lot. More midtable misery for the Reds.

  8. Todd says:

    I am very interested to see what the FA does with this. I have a feeling that it is going to be another fail refereeing decision.

    I for one am getting so sick of the FA turning their heads on these blatant (in)decisions.

  9. Cantona says:

    Embarrassment to Liverpool FC


    • Jim says:

      You mean like cantona was to Man Utd for attacking the Palace fan. People in glass houses!!!

      • Mufc77 says:

        Yes and Utd immediately suspended Cantona for the rest of the season.

        Liverpool will probably wear t-shirts in support of Suarez then blame Utd for influencing the media. Once again shankly will be turning in his grave at the way the clubs image is being dragged through the mud

        • Cantona says:


          United responded correctly .. Liverpool give him “one more chance” …. Nice


          • Jim says:

            When Cantona came back after his suspension the Utd fans treated him like a returning hero. Do you honestly think most of the Utd fans think he should have been suspended?
            Utd had to ban him, their hand was forced Did they want to ban him? Probably not.
            After all they never banned Keane, and he did the worst thing you can do to a fellow player.

  10. ed of course says:

    Be calm and carry on. Suarez is out for the season as there are but 4 games remaining.

    The next question is to which Russian League gulag can he be sold.

  11. ikenna says:

    Didn’t even noticed the bite attack until I saw Ivanovich complaining to the ref who didn’t see it and did the sign of the cross. I’ve never liked Suarez right from the deliberate handball he used against Ghana in South Africa and he’s frequent diving antiques, just like Baloteli I think he’s a super player but when your indicipline record are much they tend to cover your talents. He needs to be punished for his shameful act

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