The 10 match ban given to Liverpool Luis Suarez striker would still apply if he was sold to another club in the summer and transferred to another league.
This was also the case with midfielder Joey Barton, who transferred from Queen's Park Rangers to Olympique Marseille in the French Ligue 1, after he was given a 12 match ban last season.
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.