The 10-game ban for Luis Suarez is arguably harsher than the eight-match suspension handed to him in December 2011 for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra.
The ban for biting is significantly more than the four-game ban given to Chelsea captain John Terry last year for racist abuse.
QPR midfielder Joey Barton was given a 12-game ban last season for a red card and violent conduct towards three players.
In 2006, the FA banned Manchester City's Ben Thatcher for eight matches for an elbow incident that left Portsmouth's Pedro Mendes unconscious.
Eric Cantona's kung fu kick on a fan in 1995 saw the Frenchman and Manchester United striker banned for nine months.
Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand was banned in 2003 for eight months after missing a drugs test.
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.