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Uruguay's coach resigns FIFA post to protest 'excessive' ban of Suarez

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 10:23 UTC
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Tabarez said it is not “prudent” to be involved in an organization with “different values” than his own. Tabarez said it is not “prudent” to be involved in an organization with “different values” than his own.

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has resigned his post in the FIFA strategic commission over the federation’s decision to ban Luis Suarez from the World Cup after the forward bit Italy’s defender Giorgio Chiellini during a group stage match.

 Tabarez said the FIFA sanction, which also forbids Suarez to play for 4 months, was “excessive”, and affirmed it was driven by “media interests, as some journalists made an effort to make a controversy out of it.”

Tabarez announced his FIFA resignation saying it is not “prudent” to be involved in an organization with “different values” than his own.

“We are hurt as a team, but we are also feeling stronger than ever. We will continue the competition with great rebellious attitude,” said Tabarez.

Meanwhile, Italy’s defender Giorgio Chiellini also said today he thought the sanction was “excessive.”

“I don’t feel any resentment towards Suarez. It was an incident that occurred in the field and finished in the field,” he stated.

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  • CaptainSilver

    Great, the less cheats and cheat supporters in FIFA the better.

    Jun 28th, 2014 - 10:32 am 0
  • ilsen

    so far we have heard that it is a 'conspiracy' that Uruguay is the 'victim', it is a 'European plot' and denial.

    We have seen no remorse or regret.

    What is the problem with taking responsibility?

    Jun 28th, 2014 - 10:42 am 0
  • Anglotino

    Not really newsworthy.

    Someone quits to make a point.

    Won't change reality. Uruguay just loses some influence within FIFA.

    All over some guy that likes to bite.

    Colombia will see Uruguay out of the competition tomorrow.

    Jun 28th, 2014 - 11:09 am 0
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