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苏神咬人:FIFA应给予最大禁令

2014-06-25 21:42[体育英语] 来源: 浏览: 次 评论:

苏神咬人:FIFA应给予最大禁令

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Last night Uruguay forward Luis Suárez bit defender Giorgio Chiellini in his side’s 1-0 win over Italy.

Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez did not see the incident, and despite Chiellini showing Rodriguez the bite marks on his shoulder, no action was taken.

FIFA announced after the game that it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Suárez for breaching player conduct regulations. A decision will be published before Uruguay’s next match, against Colombia, on Saturday.

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苏神咬人:FIFA应给予最大禁令

Uruguay's Luis Suarez (R) reacts during a Group D match between Italy and Uruguay of 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Estadio das Dunas Stadium in Natal, Brazil, June 24, 2014. (Xinhua/Guo Yong)

If found guilty, Suárez faces a minimum ban of two games and a maximum ban of 24 months.

Given his history of biting opponents, though, it seems no amount of banning will deter Suárez from biting another player.

In 2010, Suárez was banned for seven games for biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal on the shoulder in an Eredivisie match for Ajax Amsterdam. Three years later, Suárez bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanović’s arm while playing for Liverpool in the English Premier League. He was banned for 10 matches.

Shortly after that second bite, University of Salford sports psychologist Dr. Thomas Fawcett predicted that Suárez would bite another opponent within five years. But it has taken just over a year for the forward to sink his teeth into someone else.

He has shown unwillingness or inability to improve his conduct. Banning him hasn’t worked, but banishment probably would. If FIFA wants guidance on dealing with violent conduct, it could do worse than to follow the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s example.

In May 2010, talented and popular fighter Paul “Semtex” Daley punched unsuspecting opponent Josh Koscheck after the final bell went in a UFC fight that Daley lost.

Daley’s fan-friendly fighting style had been a boon to UFC ticket and pay-per-view sales, but immediately after the fight UFC President Dana White said, “I don't give a s*** if he’s the best 170-pounder in the world, he’ll never come back here again.” And despite protests from Daley and his fans, Daley has not appeared in the UFC since.

Unfortunately, FIFA rules won’t allow Suárez to be banned from his sport for life, and officials would be loath to take down such a huge international star.

As one of South America’s most recognizable players, Suárez has more than 3 million Twitter followers, and his Facebook page has more than 7 million likes. He has multimillion dollar endorsement deals with some of the biggest brands in the world, including Adidas and Pepsi.

But his popularity should not give FIFA any cause for leniency. No player should be above fundamental sportsmanlike conduct or the general rules of common decency. And given Suárez’s prominence, international soccer’s governing body could make an example of him to show impressionable young fans that biting will not be tolerated.

The UFC has thrived in Daley’s absence, and FIFA and the World Cup would continue to flourish without Suárez.

While a life ban may not be possible in these circumstances, FIFA should follow the UFC and apply the harshest punishment possible to Suárez. At least, for the next two years, players could prepare for games against Uruguay without worrying about who Suárez’s next bite victim might be.

Colin Robinson is a writer and editor who specializes in sports. He has a master’s degree in Online Journalism from the University of Sheffield and worked as Features Editor at global sports business network iSportconnect.

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