Luis Suarez is not going down without a fight. The Liverpool star will appeal the fine and eight-game ban he faces as punishment for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, according to The Associated Press.
“The sanction has two items, the games suspension and the monetary. It will be a total appeal,” Suarez’s attorney in Uruguay, Alejandro Balbi said.
“The counts of racism that were made against him are not true. He firmly believes that this harsh sanction can be overturned.”
Liverpool FC lawyers will lodge the appeal to the English FA appeals board and the Uruguayan FA has offered to help the defense of its star forward.
Appealing the sanctions against Suarez is a high-risk maneuver. The ban could be increased if the appeal is denied. If successful, the ban could be reduced or completely overturned.