Luis Suarez, remember him? The soccer player who bit an opponent during the World Cup — the third on-field biting incident of his career — and subsequently was banned from all FIFA activity for four months? Yeah, him. The same player who Liverpool sold to Barcelona for approximately the amount it cost Kevin Costner to bring the 1995 cinematic classic Waterworld to the screen.
Former Liverpool teammate Iago Aspas came to Suarez’s defense during a radio interview in Spain. Via the Guardian, Aspas — himself now on-loan at Sevilla — thinks the punishment is excessive and it was (gasp) unfair Barcelona couldn’t hold a big, lavish ceremony to unveil their new star striker.
“They are treating Luis like a murderer and not like a footballer,” he said. “There are murderers who pay less [for what they have done]. Not to let him be presented [by Barcelona], to train or to enter the stadium is too much.”
(Cues up Norm MacDonald voice.) … Well, maybe don’t bite people.