A 10-match ban meted out to Luis Suarez will see the Liverpool player miss the remaining four games of this season and the first six domestic matches of the next campaign, potentially ruling the Uruguayan striker out until October.
Suarez pleaded guilty to the charge of violent conduct but denied the FA's claim that the standard punishment of three matches was "clearly insufficient" for the offence.
The three-person regulatory commission included a former player and dealt with the case under the FA's fast-track system.
Luis Suarez failed to "fully appreciate the gravity and seriousness" of his bite on Branislav Ivanovic, an FA report concluded.
The FA says it intends to punish Suarez more than the usual three games. Well why is it? He didn't hurt anyone. Ivanovic is not in plaster.
Liverpool had a real chance to steal the moral high ground. Among fans I heard irritation that Suarez had stained the club’s name again.