What do you do when faced with overwhelming proof that you committed a bad act? Call it a conspiracy of course. At least that seems to be the path that Luis Suarez And Uruguay are going down today.
The first line of defence is that the picture below of Chiellini’s shoulder that appears to show clear tooth marks has been digitally altered with the addition of the marks.
Luis Suarez’s lawyer Alejandro Balbi, a Uruguay FA board member, added fuel to the fire saying that there was a conspiracy against Suarez..
“We don’t have any doubts that this has happened because it’s Suarez and secondly because Italy was eliminated,” Balbi said.
“There’s a lot of pressure from England and Italy. We’re polishing off a defence argument.”
FIFA has refused to speculate about potential punishments for the Liverpool striker, though he could face a lengthy suspension just a year after serving a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in the Premier League in 2013 .
“There is a possibility that they ban him, because there are precedents, but we’re convinced that it was an absolutely casual play, because if Chiellini can show a scratch on one shoulder, Suarez can show a bruised and almost shut eye,” Balbi added.
“If every player starts showing the injuries he suffers and they open inquiries for them, everything will be way too complicated in the future. We’re going to use all the arguments possible so that Luis gets out in the best possible way.
“You shouldn’t forget that we’re rivals of many and we can be for the organiser (hosts Brazil) in the future. This does not go against what might have happened, but there’s no doubt that Suarez is a rock in the shoe for many.”
What do you think will happen to Suarez? Will FIFA ban him for the rest of the World Cup or will they give him a longer ban?