Suarez to lodge CAS appeal
11 July 2014, 19:36
Uruguay - Luis Suarez's agent has revealed that the striker will lodge an
appeal against his ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini with the Court of
Arbitration for Sport.
Shortly before Liverpool's announcement that they had reached an
agreement with Barcelona over the sale of the controversial Uruguayan, his
representative, Alejandro Balbi, criticised the four-month ban from all
football-related activities in an interview on Spanish radio station Cope.
This comes after FIFA's appeals committee rejected the Uruguay FA
and Suarez's appeal against the suspension on Thursday.
"We hope they revoke this sanction that is blatantly
draconian, totalitarian and fascist," Balbi said.
"The right of a footballer to work is being violated, and
football should be worried about that.
"The nine games may seem excessive, but the fact that he
can't watch a game of football, or train or carry out his job, we are talking
about unpleasant things."
Suarez initially denied that he bit the Italian, but later apologized
for his actions and vowed that it would not happen again.
Chiellini accepted the apology and said the ban was too excessive,
but neither seems to have had an impact on FIFA.
"Luis recognised his error but we've seen that for FIFA
saying sorry is not an important factor," Balbi added.
"Justice will take its time but it will come. We knew that
FIFA would uphold the ban because they are corporatists. We will not stop, we
are going to go to the CAS and we will keep taking the juridical path that is
available to us."