It will be fascinating now to see how FIFA - and then back in England the Football Association (FA) - deal with the latest apparent indiscretion from Luis Suarez.
Nothing is proven yet so maybe we shouldn't jump to conclusions or cry for blood. Yet. But Suarez has previous and if it is found that he has bitten Chiellini you would think the authorities would have no choice but to throw the book at him.
Sadly for the game of football and morality generally, the authorities have a poor record when it comes to making big decisions affecting big clubs and big players. I suspect if FIFA can find a way to duck this issue, they will. They might employ the well-tried and trusted Arsene Wenger strategy of 'I didn't see the incident' or the other well-used FA excuse 'It wasn't seen by the referee' - or worse, 'It was dealt with on the field of play.'
Unfortunately for Suarez it looks like the officials definitely did not see and deal with this one - but millions of TV viewers and pundits did. They all seem pretty sure that Suarez is guilty and are universal in their condemnation and cries for retribution - except of course for Uruguay and Liverpool fans.
It would be an absolute travesty if he is found not guilty and allowed to play any further part in the World Cup, especially after Italy having a man sent off for a lesser offence.
Wouldn't it be nice to actually see FIFA show some guts and do the right thing for a change.
Throw Uruguay out of the competition, ban Suarez from international football for good and reinstate Italy. Then the FA might think it is safe to follow through on their stated intention. If Suarez thinks the British authorities, press and public were against him before - he ain't seen nothing yet.
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