This is practically old news now but I thought I would use this as an opportunity to just cram all my Suarez opinionating into a single post considering we’re not going to hear about Suarez for a while.
Suarez Won’t Appeal the Ban: Suarez won’t play for Liverpool again until late Septmeber 2013 as he forgoes an appeal to the FA’s punishment.
What I think: Suarez’s lawyers told him not to after he got the full reasoning for the ban from the FA which is set to be released today, so he, for the best, decided not to make his situation worth. Here is his statement in full:
Value of My Opinion: .045
David Cameron’s remarks: British Prime Minister David Cameron defended his comments on Suarez in which he said biting set a bad example for the kids. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said they compromised the impartiality of the FA.
What I think: Yep, I’m sure the FA was scared of an offhand remark made the Prime Minister so they added…three games? This is just stupid, and Rodgers should have just his mouth and taken Tony’s advice:
Am I only one who thinks Rodgers should have said:”We’ll look at FA’s reason and decider whether to appeal. Other than that, no comment”?
— Tony Evans (@TonyEvansTimes) April 25, 2013
Value of my opinion: About the same as a box of doughnuts with two missing.
Rodgers and Wenger both say the FA punished the man and not the incident: Yup. They both said that.
What I think: Well, maybe? The FA will be releasing their rationale for the decision in full. No doubt Suarez’s reputation precedes him, and this may have consciously or unconsciously affected the FA’s ten game ban for BITING. BITING. But there are several presumptions here, including the idea that the FA acts like a court of law. Maybe the FA might avoid this sort of thing if they just published a list of punishments for on-field events. Biting = ten games. Purple Nurples = four games. Cracking open the skull of your opponent and feasting on the goo inside = 6 games. And so on.
Value of my opinion: A DVD copy of Life of Pi.
There are rumours Suarez may leave England following match ban: Rodgers said this.
What I think: I’m sure there is a league where biters are awarded with automatic goals and racism is totally acceptable. I’m trying really hard here not to type a certain word that begins with an “I” and ends with a “Y.”
The value of my opinion: A gimmicky blog post.