The 26-year-old striker was hit with a 10-match ban after digging his teeth into Branislav Ivanovic’s arm, and the Uruguay chief was quick to criticise English football
By Goal.com Argentina
A Uruguayan official has criticised the English Football Association for “double morals” after they handed Liverpool forward Luis Suarez a 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic.
The incident occurred in the Reds’ Premier League match with Chelsea on Sunday, but because the referee took no action against the South American at the time the FA was able able to act retrospectively and issue the suspension.
Fernando Sobral, a member of the Uruguayan FA, admitted the player was out of line but highlighted his swiftness to apologise, before accusing English football’s governing body of being harsh of the striker.
“We know him [Suarez] and we know how he is, but that does not justify some actions,” he told Goal.com Argentina. “Sometimes he makes mistakes, but then he recognises them.
“I can’t say if the suspension is right or not because I don’t know the FA rules. But I know that English are hypocrites and they have double morals since a long time ago, something that you [Argentines] know perfectly.
“Despite what he did it’s not correct, the fact of apologising is what he had to do”
Suarez issued an apology via the Liverpool official website soon after the clash, acknowledging his behaviour was “inexcusable” and saying sorry for letting the club down.