Luis Suarez accepts charge but disputes FA claim

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Luis Suarez has accepted the charge of violent conduct by The Football Association, but denies The FA’s claim that a ban of three matches is insufficient.

Luis Suarez

The Liverpool forward is charged with violent conduct after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the game on Sunday.

The FA had indicated that they felt the standard three match ban was insufficient in this case, hinting at a longer ban for the Uruguayan, who had previously been banned for 7 games in Holland for a similar offence prior to signing for Liverpool in January 2011.

FA Statement

Luis Suarez has accepted a charge of violent conduct following an incident with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in Sunday’s fixture at Anfield.

However, Suarez has denied The FA’s claim that the standard punishment of three matches is clearly insufficient for this offence.

The incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore been retrospectively reviewed.

An Independent Regulatory Commission will hear the case tomorrow, Wednesday 24 April.

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