Luis Suarez Bite Victim Giorgio Chiellini Feels Ban 'Excessive'

Luis Suarez has paid the price for biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini but the victim said he empathised with the Uruguayan striker and his family and said he understood it would be a difficult time for them.

updated: June 27, 2014 20:31 IST
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For Giorgio Chiellini, the biting incident happened on the pitch and is done and dusted.

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Milan: Giorgio Chiellini believes Luis Suarez has been harshly punished by FIFA for biting his shoulder during their decisive World Cup match.

Suarez was banned from all football activities and stadiums for four months, suspended from Uruguay's next nine internationals, and fined.

"Now inside me there are no feelings of joy, revenge or anger against Suarez for an incident, which happened on the pitch and is done," Chillieni wrote in his blog for Sportlobster. "There only remains the anger and the disappointment about the match. At the moment, my only thought is for Luis and his family, because they will face a very difficult period. (Read: Luis Suarez Ban Welcomed by UK Press)

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