This article is published by Football.com. Please contact Football.scom if you think this content is appropriate and should be removed from this page.
Uruguayan official slams English FA
Created on Apr. 25, 2013 11:00 AM EST
After handing Luis Suarez a 10-match ban for biting, the English FA have been branded as 'hypocrites' by a Uruguayan football official.
The Liverpool striker was hit with the lengthy suspension after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in Sunday's 2-2 Premier League draw at Anfield.
It was not the first time Suarez has bit an opponent – he sunk his teeth into the shoulder of PSV's Otman Bakkal while playing for Ajax in 2011 – and despite the 26-year-old posting apologies on Liverpool's official website, Twitter and contacting Ivanovic to personally say sorry, he was still severely punished.
And Fernando Sobral – member of the Uruguayan Football Association – aimed fire at England's governing body after the punishment was confirmed.
"We know him [Suarez] and we know how he is, but that does not justify some actions," he toldreporters.
"Sometimes he makes mistakes, but then he recognises them. I can't say if the suspension is right or not because I don't know the [English] FA rules.
"But I know that English are hypocrites and they have double morals since a long time ago, something that you [Argentines] know perfectly. Despite what he did it's not correct, the fact of apologising is what he had to do."