Luis Suarez has been 'treated like a murderer', says ex-teammate Iago Aspas
Aspas believes Suarez's punishment is far too harsh
Wednesday 23 July 2014
Luis Suarez has been ‘treated like a murderer’, according to his former Liverpool team-mate Iago Aspas.
Suarez sparked controversy once again by biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during the World Cup.
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Suarez has since been handed a lengthy ban from football but Aspas believes the star striker has been treated too harshly.
The 26-year-old, who has been sent out on loan to Sevilla after an ineffective first season at Anfield, spoke on Spanish radio about the incident.
Aspas said: "They are treating Luis like a murderer and not like a footballer."
While he accepted that Suarez had to be punished, the former Celta Vigo forward said that to ban the Uruguayan from all football related activity was excessive.
He continued: "There are murderers who pay less [for what they have done]. To not let him be presented [by Barcelona], to train or to enter the stadium is too much."
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