24 Apr 2013

Suarez fined for biting

7:16 am on 24 April 2013

The Liverpool footballer Luis Suarez has been fined an undisclosed sum and will donate the money to the Hillsborough Family Support Group following his shocking bite on the Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during Monday's drawn Premier League football match at Anfield.

The ugly incident has sparked widespread condemnation of the 26-year-old Uruguyan striker, who is likely to face a lengthy ban from the Football Association for his actions.

As referee Kevin Friend missed the incident, Suarez is likely to be punished with a retrospective Football Association suspension, but the former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness believes it's time for the club to cut its ties with the player as he's damaging their reputation.

Suarez's latest controversy has forced Liverpool's managing director Ian Ayre to cancel a trip to Australia and the Far East, but he's adamant Liverpool will not bow to outside pressure to sell Suarez at the end of the season.

Among a number of previous offences, Suarez was banned for seven matches in 2010 and dubbed the 'Cannibal of Ajax' after biting a PSV Eindhoven opponent.