Luis Suarez ban: 11 notable reactions

As news of FIFA's suspension of Luis Suarez spread, reaction started to pour in. Here are the top 11 reactions we curated:

From the expected to the bizarre

Brazilian Ronaldo, one of the country's greatest soccer players of all-time, had one of the stranger reactions to FIFA's suspension of Luis Suarez. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press)

As news of FIFA's suspension of Luis Suarez spread, reaction started to pour in. Here are the top 11 reactions we curated:

The predictable

  • "Strength Luis! More united than ever. Let's go Uruguay!" — Uruguay Football Association.       
  • "I think the punishment handed out by FIFA to Luis Suarez is fully justified. Hopefully he will realize now that behaviour of this type will not be tolerated under any circumstances."  FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce.
  • "Adidas fully supports FIFA's decision. Adidas certainly does not condone Luis Suarez's recent behaviour and we will again be reminding him of the high standards we expect from our players. We have no plan to use Suarez for any additional marketing activities during the 2014 FIFA World Cup." — official statement from Adidas.

The strange

  • "I never bit anyone, I know bites hurt. [If] my kids bite me they are punished in the dark room with the big bad wolf: that's the soccer equivalent of not playing soccer for four months." — Former Brazilian star Ronaldo.

The over-the-top

  • "I don't want to get into conspiracy theories, but it seems that FIFA isn't interested in letting small countries such as Uruguay advance. — Uruguayan lawyer Andres Ramirez.
  • "They're acting as if he were a criminal, a terrorist. — Maria Cardozo, administrative worker in Uruguay.

The tweets

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With files from Reuters