Biting ban is too harsh: Giorgio Chiellini

Jun 28, 2014, 05:00 IST | AFP

Rio de Janeiro: The four month global ban imposed on Luis Suarez for his World Cup bite is too harsh, the victim Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini said yesterday as the Uruguay striker returned home to a hero's welcome.

Chiellini, who became Suarez’s third biting victim in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Uruguay, said he felt for the temperamental striker and his family.

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“I have always considered unequivocal the disciplinary interventions by the competent bodies, but at the same time I believe that the proposed formula is excessive,” said Chiellini on his website.

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