Luis Suarez has been urged by FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke to seek treatment after being found guilty of biting an opponent for a third time.
Luis Suarez bit Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Italy on Tuesday and has been banned from all football-related activity for four months by world football’s governing body.
“He should go for treatment,” Jerome Valcke said.
“It’s definitely wrong.
“The first time, it’s an incident. More than once, it is not.”
International players’ union FIFPro called for Luis Suarez to “receive all the support he needs”.
“The focus should be on the rehabilitation and serious treatment of the player. FIFPro believes that treatment must be a part of any sanction,” a statement read.
FIFPro said Luis Suarez’s prolonged absence from the game “must be addressed as it directly infringes his right to work”.
Luis Suarez was banned for 10 matches for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in April 2013 and seven matches for doing similar to PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal while playing for Ajax in 2010.
“That is why the sanction has to be exemplary,” Jerome Valcke added.
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