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Blame Kevin Friend for missing Suarez’s bite: England’s Jermain Defoe only got a yellow card for his ‘nibble’

by | 22nd, April 2013

Soccer - FA Barclays Premiership - Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United - White Hart Lane

POOR old Luis Suarez (Uruguay). Had only the Liverpool’s mouth antics earned him a booking. A yellow card for  his bite on Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic  and he would have escaped a fine and a lengthy ban from the Football Association.

In October 2006, Spurs forward Jermain Defoe (England) bit West Ham’s Javier Mascherano (Argentina). Defoe was booked for “aggressive behaviour”. No more punishment came his way because the referee had dealt with the incident at the time even though the FA knew the official had missed the bite.

Said Defoe:

“The referee was standing over me and if he felt I had done something bad he would have sent me off.”

Friend was close to the

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