Fifa's Suarez ban is 'facist', claims Uruguay FA chief

The head of the Celeste governing body, Jose Mujica, swore whilst reacting to the four-month suspension for biting Giorgio Chiellini - calling Fifa "sons of bitches"
Uruguay are described Luis Suarez's ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini as "fascist" and described Fifa as "sons of bitches".

The Liverpool forward has been barred from all football-related activity for four months, banned for nine competitive international matches and hit with an €80,000 [£64,000] fine.

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The punishment took into account the fact that Suarez had been found guilty of ill-discipline on the field on more than one occasion previously, a fact acknowledged by Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke.

Jose Murjica, the president of the Uruguay FA, however, has criticised the ban, calling it "fascist".

"Fifa are a bunch of old sons of bitches,” he said, speaking to a journalist. “They could have punished him, but not given him this fascist ban.”

The 79-year-old echoes the sentiments of his compatriots, including national captain Diego Lugano, who have largely refused to accept Suarez’s sanctions.

Suarez was previously banned for seven matches in 2010 for biting PSV's Otman Bakkal, during his time at Ajax.

Most recently, he was suspended for a further 10 games after biting Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea while playing for Liverpool in the Premier League.

The Uruguayan FA have informed Fifa that they will appeal against the ban, while Suarez himself has argued that he lost his balance, making his face collide with Chiellini’s shoulder.