Friday, 4 July 2014

Luis Suarez – Ruining the Image of Football

by Will Hall

From the Sun

Even people that have no interest in football will have probably heard of Luis Suarez appearing all over the news recently. And most people know why. For the third time in four years Suarez bit another player - this time, Giorgio Chiellini from Italy during a World Cup match. 

Suarez has consequently been given a four month ban from all football related events but is still allowed to train during his ban. His actions have outraged many football fans, some calling him ‘a disgrace to the sport’.

You can see where these people are coming from, considering he’s done the same thing twice before. This sort of act does make people think of footballers as overpaid idiots.

Unfortunately, due to people like Luis Suarez, footballers such as Didier Drogba don’t get the recognition they deserve for making huge charitable contributions. Drogba set up the Didier Drogba Foundation in 2007 to try and prevent as many more deaths from the deadly disease Malaria.
Many people conversely think that four months is an incredibly harsh reaction. The President of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, is one of those people. He used strong language to attack Fifa and is very frustrated.
Personally I don’t understand how Suarez didn’t receive a longer ban than four months. Even though four months may seem like a very long time for a ban on a sporting career, I think the offence that Suarez has committed is really unsporting and is deserving of a ban for doing it once. But biting another player and pretending you are the victim for a third time is simply ridiculous.


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