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British PM: Suarez has set an 'appalling' example

Friday - 4/26/2013, 6:19am  ET

Liverpool's Luis Suarez is seen during his team's 2-2 draw against Chelsea in their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday April 21, 2013. Suarez appeared to bite the arm of Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic at the end of a tussle during the game. (AP Photo/PA, Peter Byrne) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says Luis Suarez has set an "appalling" example to youngsters by biting an opponent and has welcomed the tough sanction on the Liverpool striker.

The Uruguay international was handed a 10-match ban, one of English soccer's harshest penalties, for biting Branislav Ivanovic's arm during Liverpool's 2-2 tie with Chelsea on Sunday.

Speaking as a "dad watching a game," Cameron says "I've got a 7-year-old son who just loves watching football and when players behave like this, it just sets the most appalling example to young people in our country."

Cameron tells the BBC that it is a "serious" incident because Suarez is a "role model" to children.


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