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Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Sport of Biting


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It's all out on the internet. Soccer player Luis "The Cannibal" Suarez of Uruguay bit opponent Giorgio Chiellini of Italy during their game last June 24, 2014. Suarez got suspended by FIFA for 9 games and 4 months of soccer.

Only 9 games and 4 months? And then what, come back and do it all over again?

For the record, he bit three soccer players overall during his entire career. So, why is he allowed to come back? Some of my friends have stated that Suarez should have been banned from soccer for life. I'd agree. Soccer is not an adult-only event. Children watch this game. Children idolize sports players. I wouldn't want kids watching Suarez play and witness his biting frenzy. In fact, I wouldn't want kids to know that Suarez was only suspended for 9 games and four months. It only means that after October, there's a possibility of him biting an opponent, AGAIN.

That's what he did! History tells us that he bit Otman Bakkal in 2010, Branislav Ivanovic in 2013, and Chiellini this year. Really? Are we teaching our kids that if they did something bad, they'd get short punishments so they can do it again afterwards? What kind of future sports players are we setting up here?

Some of you are probably thinking, "It's only biting. What's the big deal?" Seriously? Is biting going to be a sport now? Ten points for one tooth mark, and a hundred for ten teeth marks. Cut out flesh from biting wins it all! Gory, huh? It can be fatal, just like bringing a loaded gun in a stadium. Human beings are one mean fighting machine, and they're dangerous weapons when a moment of dysfunction arises. In our hi-tech era, biting another person is not normal. It's not supposed to be a part of any sporting event. Remember Mike "The Ear-Biter" Tyson? Yeah, that!

Oh, come on! FIFA needs to have something better than 9 games and 4 months. Sports should be fair play. There are other sports organizations with a long list of banned players. I'm sure there are a whole bunch of other soccer players waiting to get Suarez's position. Soccer players who do not bite! We don't need to see another fourth biting incident after October. We don't need a dirty player on our TV screens.

What do you think?


2 comments:

  1. He needs to be kicked out of soccer. Seriously. Banned for life. Biting is assault. But of course they won't ban him b/c he's a sports player and they are apparently above the law. Look how long it's taken them to punish the ball players who juice up on steroids!

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    1. I feel sad and hopeless for the future of sports.

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