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Luis Suarez charged by FA

Chris Brunskill

Barring some sort of colossal act of stupidity on the part of the FA, Luis Suarez was never going to get away with his bizarre attack on Branislav Ivanovic at Anfield. And I'm talking even more stupid than usual here -- he bit someone, on camera and the referee didn't notice, all of which lead straight to a violent conduct charge by the book. Happily, no such act has manifested itself, and the Liverpool striker will have the book thrown at him. Hopefully he won't try to eat it.

Here's the FA's statement:

It is alleged that the conduct of Suarez constitutes violent conduct and it is The FA’s contention that the standard punishment of three matches that would otherwise apply is clearly insufficient in these circumstances.

His hearing is set for April 24th, and considering that he's already admitted guilt and apologised and that the club has announced its intention to accept whatever punishment the FA deems appropriate, I can't imagine that this will take long. It's nice to hear that a three match ban is 'clearly inappropriate,' but I'd much prefer it if Liverpool were docked a point and Chelsea gifted two. Since that's not going to happen, the Blues are never going to get justice here.

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