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Banned Suarez up for award

Footballer Luis Suarez, who received a 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic at Chelsea last week, is nominated for the Players Football Association (PFA) Player of the Year.

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Alan Hansen: Suarez biting incident 'absolutely appalling'

Former Liverpool defender Alan Hansen has condemned Luis Suarez' actions as "absolutely appalling" and suggested the anger-prone player had a "flaw" in his character.

The Liverpool stalwart of 14 years told Match of the Day 2:

You're not expecting anything like this. This is absolutely appalling. Why he did it, we will never know. He's got previous, there's obviously a massive flaw in the character.

To watch these pictures that will be going right round the world is horrific for Liverpool Football Club, their history, their tradition, and for the player himself. When he sees these images, he'll be apoplectic. It's just appallingly bad.

– Alan Hansen, former liverpool defender

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