Thursday, April 25, 2013

Liverpool Shocked And Disappointed By Suarez Ban

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre says the club is 'shocked and disappointed' by the Football Association's decision to ban Luis Suarez for ten matches.

Suarez has been handed the punishment after being found guilty of violent conduct for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic at Anfield on Sunday.

"Both the club and player are shocked and disappointed at the severity of today's Independent Regulatory Commission decision," Ayre said. "We await the written reasons before making any further comment."

Liverpool is almost certain to appeal against the length of the suspension, which, if upheld, will rule the 26-year-old out of his side's remaining four fixtures of this campaign and the first six games of next season.

Suarez served a seven-match ban in Holland for the same offence in 2010 and was forced to sit out eight games last season after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra.

The Uruguayan has already been fined by Liverpool for the incident with Ivanovic and took to Twitter on Monday to express remorse over his latest indiscretion.

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