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Pele backs Luis Suarez ban

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Following on from the confirmation of Luis Suarez's punishment for biting Giorgio Chiellini, Brazilian legend Pele has revealed he believes FIFA's ban was the right call, according to Sky Sports.

The game was a tense encounter as the loser would be heading home and the chosen victor would be taking on Colombia in the last 16, but against the run of play the Uruguayan striker snapped and produced an act of madness. 

The incident

The 27-year-old bit the Italian captain on the shoulder forcing Chiellini to react with an elbow, both fell to the floor with Suarez holding his teeth, as the 29-year-old Italian pleaded to the referee to take action. Uruguay went on to win the game 1-0, with Italy crashing out.

FIFA then watched the incident and produced a four month ban for Suarez, indicating that the Liverpool striker cannot take part in any football related activity for the designated period.

Pele's reaction

And, speaking to Sky Sports, Brazilian icon Pele believes that FIFA made the right decision, as the three-time World Cup winner had never witness an incident like this before.

“Of course some people react badly when something has happened to them but it’s always been a headbutt, an elbow or a kick from a player when fighting for the ball," Pele said.

“But a bite. This is the first time that something like this has happened in the World Cup. I think the decision from FIFA is a good one and the right one because they have to make an example."

Suarez's ban has already started as the striker missed Uruguay's last 16 tie against Colombia which his country lost 2-0. But this isn't the first time that Luis Suarez has been accused or caught biting an opposing player, as he has been accountable for two other acts.

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Previous incidents & backlash

The most recent one was against Chelsea in the Premier League two years ago with Branislav Ivanovic. Suarez reacted with an apology and a belief that it wouldn't happen again, yet two years later everyone is experiencing a deja vu moment once again.

There is talk of more action to be taken or an increased match ban for the Uruguayan but based on the current ban instigated by FIFA, Suarez will miss the opening nine games of the Premier League against team such as Manchester City and Tottenham.

Even on the international stage the 27-year-old will miss a brief spell of Copa America and on top of that, Suarez will be banned for the opening three Champions League matches in Liverpool's return to Europe's top competition.

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