Updated: Friday, 27 June 2014 20:07 | By Agence France-Presse

Suarez ban too harsh, says victim Chiellini

The worldwide four month ban from all football activity for Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is too harsh said the victim of his World Cup biting incident Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on Friday.

Suarez ban too harsh, says victim Chiellini

A combo of two photos taken on June 24, 2014 shows Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini (L) showing an apparent bitemark and Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez (R) holding his teeth after the incident during a World Cup match between Italy and Uruguay - by Daniel Garcia

"I have always considered unequivocal the disciplinary interventions by the competent bodies, but at the same time I believe that the proposed formula is excessive," said Chiellini.

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