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FIFA, players union agree Suarez needs “treatment” while Uruguay backs its striker

Jun 27, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT

Tabarez AP

Both FIFA and the player’s union FIFPro have released separate statements claiming Luis Suarez needs help, albeit in a pair of different manners.

The football governing body, via secretary general Jerome Valcke, said Suarez’s bite incident of Giorgio Chiellini was “unacceptable.”

“I think he should find a way to stop doing it – he should go through a treatment,” Valcke said.

Valcke’s never been known for his suave nature or eloquent English.

FIFPro went about things a little more tactfully, releasing a statement saying, “Luis Suarez should receive all the support he needs to deal with any off-field issues he may be experiencing at this time,” the union said, adding that “treatment must be a part of any sanction,” indicating FIFA was in charge of making sure Suarez receives the help he needs.

The Uruguayan striker was suspended for nine international matches plus four months of all football-related activities following the incident with Chiellini, his third biting incident on the field.

Meanwhile, the Uruguayan team has rallied around Suarez, blaming just about everyone on planet Earth aside from the man who bit Chiellini.

Coach Oscar Tabarez resigned from the FIFA technical committee, claiming Suarez was being labeled an international “scapegoat” in a marathon 13-minute prepared speech.

“I had a position and I must leave that position. It was not was or prudent to be in an organization with people who exerted pressure and rendered the punishment, who managed criteria and values that are different to the ones I have.”

Tabarez continued Suarez’s attack of the English media, an opinion Suarez vehemently maintained after the incident with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. “This decision is much more focused on the opinions of the media,” Tabarez said. “The media that attacked immediately after the match, and in the press conference, journalists only took that topic.”

Uruguay captain Diego Lugano agreed with his manager. “What incident?” Lugano asked in a press conference yesterday. “The footage doesn’t show anything, you can speculate from it but it’s nothing important. It appears that the English press keep coming back to this situation, I can’t find any other explanation, but I am happy with yesterday’s win.”

Uruguayan president took a more simplistic approach. “We didn’t choose him to be a philosopher, or a mechanic, or to have good manners – he’s a great player,” said Jose Mujica.

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  1. navyeoddavee9 - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Seems like the Uruguay hierarchy, needs to remove the blinders.

    • brunod92 - Jun 28, 2014 at 2:21 AM

      And all who use this site as source of information should visit serious sites that don’t lie as obviously as this one
      Look at this line: “Meanwhile, the Uruguayan team has rallied around Suarez, blaming just about everyone on planet Earth aside from the man who bit Chiellini.”
      Dear god, did Uruguayans stole all your wives or what? That level of resentment accompanied with lies is not normal nor healthy, you should receive treatmen more urgently than Suárez

      • scoochpooch - Jun 28, 2014 at 9:28 AM

        He’s bitten another human being 3 times now, what else do you need?
        Trolling just to troll or are you a psychopath like Suarez and Tabarez?

  2. hammertoe11 - Jun 28, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    Hope his child doesn’t follow his daddy footsteps on biting people when he or she grows up. Another dummy parent having kids. Best treatment for him is pulling out all his teeth.

  3. joenash72 - Jun 28, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Is the English translation of “Uruguay” = Ignorant ?

    • atahualpaoxford - Jun 28, 2014 at 1:20 AM

      And the spanish translation of your nick would involve several things that involve your mother and your sister…and, since you’re so good at translation, I’m sure you can guess what they are…you st*pid a$$hole…

  4. atahualpaoxford - Jun 28, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    It’s really amazing that nobody thinks that, since Suarez was the guy that sent England home from the World Cup, they would have an axe to grind…
    But, my monet is on the brazilians…
    Remember World Cup 1950, in Brazil…who won..???
    They would not accept, under any circumstances, another “Maracanazo”…
    Uruguay with Suarez would be a big threat to the hosts…
    And something that would also be a nightmare never to be forgotten if it happens again…
    Now, all the remaining teams, feel a bit more confident…
    But I’ll tell you this: I bet my house against a hot dog that Uruguay beats Colombia…
    Not sure how much further they will go..Uruguay without Suarez is like Argentina without Messi….
    But will will see…

    • quackbury - Jun 28, 2014 at 8:50 AM

      Those sneaky Brazilians are pretty clever, aren’t they? If they’d only engineered the ONE biting incident (Chiellini), Suarez my have been booked, but he still would have been in the tournament.

      Not good enough, by far.

      So the Brazilians engineered not just one but TWO prior biting incidents, to ensure FIFA would have no choice but to keep “O Morcego Vampiro” out of the Final. Given that the first incident was in 2010, at first glance it appears Brazil began planning to bring down Suarez immediately after the last World Cup. But sealed Court documents reveal the planning goes back at least 2 decades, as Otman Bakkal and Branislav Ivanovic were revealed to actually be Brazilian SNI sleeper agents, switched at birth into Dutch and Serbian nurseries, for the express purpose of bringing down Suarez in 2014.

      This is pretty amazing planning for a country that lacks the foresight, mental ability, and managerial skill to construct required facilities for its own WC. The real question is how many other SNI sleeper agents are out there.

      Great conspiracy theory. Keep munching those coca leaves, pendejo.

    • scoochpooch - Jun 28, 2014 at 12:32 PM

      If Suarez had been red carded Uruguay would have been sent packing too, dummy. Oxford yeah right.

    • granadafan - Jun 28, 2014 at 12:59 PM

      I have a pack of hotdogs. I’ll take that bet against your house.

  5. brunod92 - Jun 28, 2014 at 2:15 AM

    This is so biased it’s disgusting, Fifpro (World Players’ Union) is helping Uruguayan’s association with the appeal because they think it’s violates the player freedom to do his job, and Tabárez didn’t defend what Suárez did, he just claimed (like everyone with half a brain can see) that the punishment is too hard, so stop lying

  6. mdac1012 - Jun 28, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    I am a Liverpool fan, Suarez was tremendous for us last year, on and off the pitch. He was on his best behavior and received less yellow cards last year than Steven Gerrard. This belief however that the English media are out to get him is pure fantasy. If they were out to get him, why did the English Football Writers Association name him player of the year last year? Why did they sing his praises on Sky and in the Daliy Maill about how Suarez has not only turned himself around but was the main reason Liverpool was competing for the Premier League title?

    Anybody who looks at that video and says nothing happened is either a liar or just plain stupid! The fact that anyone who is not in kindergarten needs “training” about not biting people is comical. Hopefully we can sell him, cut our losses and move on.

  7. jj871 - Jun 28, 2014 at 10:07 AM


  8. cubb1 - Jun 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Suarez better get some help because cameras will follow him everywhere on the field for the rest of his career.

  9. witchrunner - Jun 28, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Seems to me that he is receiving treatment. If 4 months of this treatment doesn’t work, then next time they can try 2 years. If that doesn’t work, then it’s obvious that he doesn’t want help, so it would be time to let him spend the rest of his life pondering his “illness.”

    Where do these clowns come up with such idiotic pop psychology? Do they honestly believe getting him in front of shrink will “solve” the problem? I’m willing to bet that losing money and games will though.

  10. manhandler1 - Jun 28, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Suarez motto………..Stay hungry, my friends.

  11. lorenzo463 - Jun 28, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    I suggest anyone reading this find the article from the Guardian, which actually contains the entire Tabarez statement, without calling it a “rant” or “rambling.” Tabarez admitted that the bite happened. Tabarez said that it was unacceptable. Tabarez said that Suarez should be punished. The fact that this article mentions none of that but instead focuses on the click bait statements that make it seem as if Tabarez is completely unapologetic and unhinged might give you an idea of why he thinks there is a media witch hunt taking place here.

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