Banned Suarez up for award

Footballer Luis Suarez, who received a 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic at Chelsea last week, is nominated for the Players Football Association (PFA) Player of the Year.

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Luis Suarez will not appeal suspension

Luis Suarez Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Luis Suarez has not appealed the suspension issued to him by an Independent Regulatory Commission.

The FA said in a statement: "Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has not appealed the suspension issued to him by an Independent Regulatory Commission this week.

A three-person Independent Regulatory Commission upheld The FA’s claim that a suspension of three matches was clearly insufficient and the player will now serve a further seven first-team matches in addition to the standard three.

The suspension begins with immediate effect and applies to Liverpool FC’s next ten domestic first-team fixtures.

Cameron: Suarez 'set the most appalling example'

David Cameron said his own intervention in Luis Suarez's 10 match ban for biting an opponent was merely that of a "concerned father" and added that the player's punishment was a matter for the Football Association.

Prime Minister David Cameron. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The Prime Minister said earlier this week: "I think it would be very understandable if (the panel) took into account the fact that high-profile players are often role models."

The FA stated the standard three-match ban for violent conduct was "clearly insufficient" in Suarez's case when announcing he had been charged.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claimed that that remarks from both Cameron and the FAhad affected the impartiality of the independent panel hearing his case.

Mr Cameron told BBC Radio Five Live this morning: "I made my own views clear just as a dad watching the game. I've got a seven-year-old son who just loves watching football and when players behave like this it just sets the most appalling example to young people in our country."

Pressed on whether a 10-match ban was appropriate for the offence, he added: "That's up to the FA, it's not my decision."


Liverpool have until midday to appeal Suarez's ban

Liverpool's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring against Swansea City. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Liverpool have until midday today to appeal against Luis Suarez's 10 match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers yesterday said the club were "bitterly disappointed" by the ban and felt it was a punishment "against the man and not the crime."

Liverpool's Reina attacks 'absurd' Suarez biting ban

Pepe Reina said it "seems the people who make the decisions have it in" for Luis Suarez. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Archive

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has said Luis Suarez's 10-game ban for biting is "absurd," "excessive" and "unfair".

Speaking to Spanish radio station Cadena Cope, Reina said his teammate and "friend" was "being treated differently" by the Football Association than other Premier League players.

"I don't know if it is because he is Uruguayan or because he has been involved in similar episodes," Reina said.

"It seems the people who make the decisions have it in for him. There is a lot of hypocrisy. There have been cases of racism where they have handed out a four-game ban, and he got eight."

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Suarez punishment 'against the man and not the crime'

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said the 10 match ban handed to Luis Suarez after he bit Branislav Ivanovic was a punishment "against the man and not the crime."

Liverpool's Luis Suarez. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

He said: "We are very shocked and bitterly disappointed, not so much by the ban but the severity of it has hurt most.

"Suarez has tried to curb his natural instincts, he grew up in a country where he learnt survival and this year he's tried to change."

He added: "I can't help but look at the punishment and think it's against the man and not the crime, it was violent conduct, Liverpool and Luis admitted this but the player needs a bit of help and that's what we will offer here.

"We need to look after any employee who's made a mistake."

"I look in his (Suarez) face and see a guy who is bitterly disappointed. It will take time for him to understand why other have got smaller bans," Rodgers said.

Luis Suarez deserves 10 game ban, says Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has told LBC Radio that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez "fully deserves" the ten match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic .

Mr Clegg, who revealed last year that he was an Arsenal fan, said: "I was completely gobsmacked. It was outrageous. Suarez has got what he deserves, he deserves the 10 match ban."


Luis Suarez 'ready to quit' over ten game ban

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been left "morally destroyed" after being banned for 10 games and may even be ready to quit Liverpool. According to reports this morning the striker is considering his future because he feels victimised by the FA.

Luis Suarez during a training session earlier this year Credit: Press Association

There are growing concerns Suarez may now be open to offers from Europe even though Liverpool insisted only this week they would not sell their star goalscorer.

FIFA rules clear on transfer of Suarez ban to new league

FIFA rules on the application of player bans, where they move to a new club, clearly state that any sanctions would be transferred with a player to any new league.

The ruling means the 10 match ban given to Liverpool striker Luis Suarez would still apply if he was sold to another club in the summer.

Any disciplinary suspension imposed on a player prior to a transfer must be enforced or applied by the new association at which the player is registered. The former association is obliged to notify the new association of any sanction in writing and upon issuing the ITC [International Transfer Certifcate].

– FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players Article 12, Enforcement of disciplinary suspensions

Luis Suarez ban would be transferred to new club

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.

Liverpool's Luis Suarez (left) and Chelsea's David Luiz (right) battle for the ball. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham and Olympique Marseille's Joey Barton (right) clash in France. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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