Suarez gets 7 match ban for biting

Ajax player Luis Suarez accepted a 7 match ban for biting his opponent. The captain of the Amsterdam team made the offence in last weekend’s top match against PSV. International referee Bj√∂rn Kuipers missed it, but Suarez got the ban after watching video footage.

The club already sanctioned Suarez with two matches and a “huge fine”, according to club officials. The amount is not made public, but will be given to a charity.

See the biting incident below. I think the referee should’ve seen it, because he got a clear from not more than a metre.

What do you think about the height of the ban? And does anyone know what the highest ban is in your country? Would be great to compare some countries.

Update: Highest ban in Dutch soccer is for Henk van Ramselaar who got a 2,5 year ban in 1975. The player got a red card by referee George Oetelmans and gave the ref after that a karate kick in his stomach. There’s no video footage of this, but Dutch journalist Michel van Egmond wrote a wonderful article about the offender, when he spoke Van Ramselaar about 30+ years after the incident.