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FIFA Bans Uruguay Star Luis Suarez Four Months for Biting in World Cup Match

It seems that even FIFA could not tolerate the antics of the "Cannibal of Uruguay" Luis Suarez any longer. Known for chomping on opponents during matches, the star striker for the Uruguay side bit the shoulder of Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's 1-0 victory in group stage match. The ban rules out the star striker for the rest of the World Cup and start of the Premier League Season for Liverpool. Additionally, FIFA levied a hefty fine of $112, 000 on Suarez. He is also suspened for nine international matches for Uruguay. The incident overshadowed the tournament and great play by Uruguay; which so far, is the surprise of the tournament. Without Suarez, Uruguay's chances of winning the Cup has surely diminished.

Luis Suarez of Uruguay reacts after a clash during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas on June 24, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.
Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

This was the right thing to do. The World Cup is the biggest tournament in sports and families tune in all over the world to watch it. Children, who are the future of futbol, the beautiful game, should not have to endure such antics because it harms the game and takes away from the greatness of the players whom we all get excited to watch every four years. The game means so much to the world and Mr. Suarez, with all his talents, have caused great harm to it. Should he ever bite again, a lifetime ban for Luis Suarez would be most appropriate. His behavior has no place in futbol or any sport for that matter.

I will be rooting for Uruguay going forward in order that the world will see that the game is bigger than one man. Winning without Mr. Suarez will also teach the striker a valuable lesson. "You are not bigger than your team or the game!"