Is a bite worse than a career ending tackle, Jamie Carragher asks as he attempts to defend Liverpool's decision to stand by their animal, Luis Suarez.
Well, in one sense no, of course. But funnily enough Jamie, tackling is part of the game and whilst some tackles are legal and some are not, footballers go out on to a pitch prepared to tackle and expecting to be tackled. But except in kick around games at kindergarten, footballers really do not anticipate being bitten.
Apparently Suarez is very sorry. Not surprising given he has been ordered to sit on the naughty step and hasn't been allowed any sweets for three days now. We might be ready to accept his remorse if this was the first time, but it isn't.
Let's hope the punishment today is so severe that either Liverpool conclude it is not worth retaining Suarez or the Uruguayan has a tantrum and insists the nasty Brits are bullying him and so he wants to move to Spain.