Liverpool goalkeeper slams FA over ‘absurd’ decision

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe ReinaThe ban on Luis Suarez has been slammed as “absurd, out of proportion and unfair” by Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina.

The striker was hit with a massive 10 game ban on Wednesday following the biting incident with Branislav Ivanovic, and there are now genuine fears that the frontman may decide to move on and continue his career abroad.

Reina has hit out at the ban saying the length of it is wrong and that people making the decisions have got it in for Suarez.

“I consider myself a friend of Luis. He is being treated differently, I don’t know if it’s because he’s Uruguayan or because he’s had a previous episode like this,” Reina told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope.

“He knows full well that what he did was wrong but a 10-game ban seems to me absurd, out of proportion and unfair.

“It seems that the people making the decisions have got it in for Luis a little bit. That’s the way I see it. I am not justifying what he did but the punishment is very disproportionate.

“He knows he was in the wrong, he knows he has made a mistake but the treatment is completely out of place.

“Those who know Luis know that he is the complete opposite (off the pitch), he is a magnificent person and great team-mate. But because of the way he plays, he is aggressive and very competitive, he plays like a street player and sometimes the way he is gets him into trouble.”

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