Sport Bookie: Uruguay appeals over Suarez ban

Italy's national soccer player Chiellini listens to reporter's question during a news conference ahead of the Euro 2012 in KrakowFIFA confirmed that the Uruguayan Football Association appealed the ban given to Luis Suarez for biting Giorgio Chiellini, and sport bookies wonder what awaits the player.

Pay per head sportsbooks saw that Suarez was given a very controversial nine-match international suspension and four-month ban from all football activity after the incident which took place during Uruguay’s 1-0 win at the FIFA World Cup over Italy.

The 27-year-old’s punishment means that until the end of October he can’t play any club football, but the Liverpool forward would be able to undergo a medical if his reported switch to Barcelona takes place, and many sport bookies hope that the medical will focus on his psychological condition, considering his repeated biting offences.

Bookmakers UK and price per head services learned that the appeal was confirmed by Claudio Sulser, who is the head of FIFA’s disciplinary committee, and he said that the sanction was “justice” for a “very severe case”.

“The player cannot have any activity related to football, but a medical examination for a transfer, yes – the sanction is not linked to transfer rights,” Sulser said.

“This is still an ongoing case and an appeal has been filed, so I prefer not to give my opinion.

“When the committee was analysing this case, one thing I mentioned in my capacity as the chairman is we don’t need to impose an exemplary sanction, we need to have justice and reached the sanction in a very severe case.”

Pay per had sportsbooks found out that Sulser was also asked on why Suarez received a punishment that also affected Liverpool, despite the incident taking place during an international tournament, and bookmakers UK are also wondering about this.

“That’s your opinion,” he answered in reply. “It’s a sanction against the player. That is the risk if you are a player and you are sanctioned at the World Cup.

“I agree with you it’s a problem for Liverpool, but the sanction is in the disciplinary regulations.”

Sport bookies can see that the incident with Chiellini marks the third time that Suarez bites a player after clashes in 2010 with PSV midfielder Otman Bakkal and last year with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.

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Many sport bookies and pay per head sportsbooks believe that the punishment given to Suarez was a bit too harsh, and that the best thing that the player should do is to receive immediate psychological therapy.

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