Lennon: Suarez ban was excessive

I was watching the British Lions last week and Owen Farrell got left-hooked by a Barbarian right on the jaw.

He hooked him, but more is made of Suarez taking a nibble out of Ivanovic than this guy hooking Owen Farrell, so I think there has to be a certain perspective put on things when it comes to football.

We know it's a worldwide sport and we know the players are role models and they have a responsibility, but in terms of Suarez, you take him to one side and say, 'Look, behave yourself'.

Obviously, it wasn't the first time he had done it, but I think the ban was extensive to say the least.

– Celtic manager Neil Lennon

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