The last couple weeks were exciting and eventful for football and football lovers. Bayern Munich trounced Barcelona 4-0 and Borussia Dortmund hammered Real Madrid 4-1, both at home in their respective first legs of the Champions League semifinal, while Manchester United won the Barclay’s Premier League in England.
Yet, there was one particular incident that strangely grabbed more headlines than the others. It was Luis Suarez’s bite on Branislav Ivanovic that unfortunately got highlighted to the hilt. As enough has been already discussed on the subject, I would like to talk about what has ensued and the probable aftermath.
Thereafter the FA was quick to slap a 10-match ban on the Uruguayan for his crime. A lot was made out of Suarez’s future and whether Liverpool would be able to cope without him for a good six games at the start of next season.
The Reds responded by smashing Newcastle United 6-0 yesterday at St.James’ Park with braces from Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson and one each from Daniel Agger and a returning Fabio Borini.
As an optimist, I wondered and was even discussing before the match with many how the ban may actually be good for Liverpool FC, Brendan Rodgers and also Luis Suarez. After last week’s match indicated signs that concurred with my thoughts, I got even more convinced that the FA actually did do Liverpool a big favor when it chose to levy a 10-match ban on Suarez.