The chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association has said that he sees a "tension developing" where clubs may be wary of releasing players to play for their country if it means they subsequently miss games through a disciplinary incident.
Responding to the four month ban on Luis Suarez, Gordon Taylor said: "I can understand Liverpool being aggrieved because it has impacted on them and of course that has never happened before - a player playing for his country, and that affects his club.
"I could see a tension developing in the future in the classic club versus country situation, whereby clubs may be very wary of releasing players, if for a disciplinary incident, it then impacts on that player missing games with them. There is so much money at stake."
If upheld, the four-month Luis Suarez ban from football would see him miss 16 matches, including nine Premier League games.
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