FA Official Statement On Suarez
The FA have today banned Luis Suarez for ten matches, the standard 3 for violent conduct plus an extra 7.
From the wording of the FA’s statement (see below), Suarez will miss the Newcastle match regardless as he accepted the three match ban, so if he did appeal it would appear to be only against the additional 7 matches.
Luis Suarez has been suspended for a total of ten matches after an Independent Regulatory Commission today ruled on a charge of violent conduct.
A 3 person Independent Regulatory Commission today upheld The FA’s claim that a suspension of 3 matches was clearly insufficient and the player will serve a further 7 first team matches in addition to the standard 3. The suspension begins with immediate effect.
This follows an incident with Chelsea’s Branislav Inanovic in Sunday’s fixture at Anfield.
The Liverpool forward had accepted a charge of violent conduct but had denied The FA’s claim that the standard 3 match sanction was insufficient for the offence.
The offence was not seen by the match officials and has therefore been retrospectively reviewed.
Suarez has until midday on Friday 26 April to appeal the additional suspension, above the standard 3 matches.
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