Luis Suarez Gets 9-Game Ban for Biting Italian Defender During World Cup Match

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Luis Suarez Gets 9-Game Ban for Biting Italian Defender During World Cup Match

FIFA announces nine-game ban for Uruguay star striker Luis Suarez after biting incident in World Cup match against Italy earlier this week. Pictures of Suarez appearing to bite the Italian during a game last year have also surfaced.

This isn’t the first time Luis Suarez has been caught biting opponents. He got a 10-game ban last April for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. This came after he had previously been banned for seven games for biting   PSV’s Ottman Bakkal while playing for Ajax in Nov 2010. This is why FIFA should have banned Luis Suarez for two years.

FIFA banned Luis Suarez for four months from all soccer-related activity and fined him 100,000 Swiss Francs.

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FIFA Probes Blackface Fan Photos, Neo-Nazi Sympathizer Invades Germany-Ghana Match

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FIFA Probes Blackface Fan Photos, Neo-Nazi Sympathizer Invades Germany-Ghana Match (Credit: Twitter)

A Neo-Nazi sympathizer invaded the pitch during the Germany-Ghana match at the World Cup on Saturday. Fare, the fans’ anti-discrimination network, said the man had messages written on his chest and back, including “HH,” for Heil Hitler, and “SS,” referring to the Nazi paramilitary unit.

Fare, which is preparing a report for FIFA, also found instances of fans wearing blackface makeup at the match in Fortaleza without intervention from the security at the stadium.

The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee is “analyzing” both incidents.

 

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Issues Half-Apology for No Racism in Soccer Comment

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Issues Half-Apology for No Racism in Soccer Comment.

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter Apologizes for No Racism in Soccer Comment (Wikipedia)

FIFA president Sepp Blatter apologized for saying racism doesn’t exist in soccer, but stopped short of a full apology and rebuffed calls for his resignation. He sparked outrage after saying racist abuse doesn’t exist on the soccer field and that any racial incidents could be settled by a handshake at the end of a game.

Sepp Blatter must be living in denial or in a fantasy land. There have been several well-publicized incidents of racism in soccer, particularly in European countries. Let’s not try to sweep racial intolerance under a rug. In case Sepp Blatter doesn’t know, authorities in Great Britain are investigating allegations that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and Chelsea defender John Terry racially abused black players during Premier League games. I don’t think that racist behavior ended with a handshake after those games.

 FIFA President Sepp Blatter Issues Half Apology for No Racism in Soccer Comment