Diego Maradona Wears T-Shirt Supporting Luis Suarez After FIFA Bite Ban

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJune 27, 2014

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Luis Suarez has got a famous footballer supporting him after FIFA handed him a nine-game, four-month ban for biting, as Argentina icon Diego Maradona wore a t-shirt with a message for him.

Maradona scrawled a note saying: "Luisito, we are with you" on to a plain white t-shirt before going on television. He is hosting a chat show during the tournament in his native Argentina on De Zurda TV channel.

Maradona is quoted by the Liverpool Echo as saying of Suarez's punishment:

"Why? Who is killed? This is football, this is friction. Why not send him to Guantanamo?"

The stance evokes the time in 2011 when then Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish wore a t-shirt supporting Suarez at a time when he had been accused of racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra.

Kenny Dalglish furiously digging around in the back of his wardrobe for his Suarez T-shirt. pic.twitter.com/kWtobzszm4

— Daley (@DaleyAFC) June 26, 2014

The FA later banned the Uruguayan eight games for that offence after a lengthy investigation.

[H/T Liverpool Echo]