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Football: Suarez accepts FA bite charge

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has accepted a violent conduct charge from the FA after biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic in Sunday's Premier League draw at Anfield.

However, the Uruguayan is ready to contest the length of any ban imposed by the FA.

"Luis Suarez has today accepted a charge of violent conduct," read a statement released by the FA on Tuesday.

"However, Suarez has denied the FA's claim that the standard punishment of three matches is clearly insufficient for this offence.

"The incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore been retrospectively reviewed."

Suarez sunk his teeth into Ivanovic's right arm during Sunday's 2-2 draw at Anfield in the Premier League.

On Monday, he was fined by Liverpool following the incident and asked that the money be donated to the Hillsborough Family Support Group.

Suarez has a long list of previous misdemeanours even before joining Liverpool from Ajax in January 2011 and it is not the first time he has been in trouble for biting.

In November 2010, Suarez was banned for seven matches and dubbed the 'Cannibal of Ajax' after biting PSV Eindhoven's Otman Bakkal.

In December 2011, he was banned for eight matches and fined £40,000 ($60,000) after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.

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