Wow-talk about extremes.
It was not that long ago, on my now-inactive sports-themed blog, Jacques Strappes Sports, where I talked about how violent the world of soccer was, after a referee stabbed a player and the fans beheaded the referee.
Yep, you read that right.
And this was an amateur soccer game in Brazil, not the Al Quaeda League Championship Game.
Now at the other end of the spectrum comes the news from the FIFA World Cup is that a Uruguay star has been banned from play for 9 games and four months.
Wow-did he main someone?
Nope-this was a biting incident.
You remember biting, right?
Something you may have done in kindergarten before peer pressure solved that little problem.
Apparently in Uruguay, they've not adopted the custom that little boys do not bite, which leads the country to produce grown men who bite.
Suárez was barred for seven games in 2010 after biting an opponent while playing for the Dutch team Ajax; that incident earned him the nickname Cannibal of Ajax from a Dutch newspaper.
Suárez was sold to Liverpool just as that ban ended, and in 2013 he was caught on video biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic during a match. That produced a 10-game suspension and a rebuke from Premier League officials for not appreciating the “seriousness” of the charges after he argued that he deserved a lighter sanction.
Suarez has been suspended for biting before.
That makes him a serial biter.
His teammates are sticking up for him.
Maybe he's just been spending too much time watching Twilight movies, but seriously-you want this ass on your team?
My question is why is this pussy still playing soccer?
Why would any grown man want to be on the field with this baby?
It is rumored that Suarez has also been accused of taking his ball and going home, but there has been no word from FIFA confirming those charges, which would undoubtedly carry a harsher penalty.