Soccer’s Suarez hit with 10-game ban for Ivanovic bite

I’ve never been much into biting.

There may be intimate situations where a nibble may suffice, but biting in sporting events is not just a health hazard, it’s creepy.

Luis Suarez, who apparently plays soccer, has been hit with a 10-soccer.bite.13game ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

CNN reports the Liverpool striker was found guilty by the English Football Association Wednesday following the incident which occurred during his side’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea last Sunday.

Suarez, 26, had apologized for his actions and was heavily fined by Liverpool.

“I’ve spoken to Ivanovic on the phone so I could apologize directly to him,” he tweeted. “Thanks for accepting.”

He added: “For my unacceptable behavior the club has fined me.

“I have asked the club to donate the money to the Hillsborough Family Support Group for the inconvenience I have created to the Liverpool fans and to Ivanovic.”

It would appear that Suarez’s past record has been taken into account by the FA.

The Uruguay striker was given an eight-match ban and a $63,000 fine back in 2011 after being found guilty by the FA of racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra.

I also was never much into soccer, although when I was 16-years-old, me and my friends would watch my girlfriend play on a travel team; those girls were vicious.

I even coached for a few years, but the European parents would scream at me that I didn’t know what I was doing (and I didn’t), but they needed coaches.

How I really feel about soccer is routinely expressed by Colbert, and in this bit by Daniel Tosh.

“Enjoy your 15 minutes Algeria” (that’s for Frenchy) “and then go back to number 1 at car bombs.”

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