Godin: Suarez was treated like a dog

first_imgUruguay ‘Suarez was treated like a dog’ – Godin still frustrated by ‘unjust’ biting ban for Barcelona star Chris Burton 17:29 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Luis Suarez Giorgio Chiellini 2014 World Cup Getty Uruguay Luis Suárez Egypt v Uruguay Egypt World Cup Uruguay’s experienced defender feels his international team-mate was unfairly punished following an infamous tussle with Giorgio Chiellini in 2014 Luis Suarez’s ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup still rankles with his Uruguay team-mates, as Diego Godin says the “unjust” punishment saw the Barcelona striker “kicked out like a dog”.FIFA suspended the fiery frontman for nine international games and from all football activity for four months following his infamous coming together with an Italian defender during a group stage game.Suarez was able to secure a big-money transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona while stuck on the sidelines, but his World Cup was prematurely brought to a close and he missed out on the 2015 Copa America. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Godin believes authorities came down too hard on the 31-year-old, despite his previous misdemeanours, with Uruguay’s collective dreams dashed as they went on to lose 2-0 to South American rivals Colombia in the last 16.The Atletico Madrid defender told The Guardian: “I’m convinced that if what happened against Italy hadn’t happened it would have been a different story.”First, we lost our best player. Second, everything that happened affected us: it affected Luis and the rest of us. It was very hard to live through that, to see him dead, crying, fallen, kicked out of the World Cup.”The whole country was sunk, indignant – and that was all we talked about until the Colombia game.”Godin added on the Suarez incident which led to him being removed from the Uruguay camp: “I’m not going to say he didn’t make a mistake – he’s admitted that himself – but I still feel the same as most Uruguayans, most people in football who look at it objectively. It was very, very, very unjust.”For an ‘assault’ you get maybe four games. They took him out the World Cup, kicked him out like a dog. He wasn’t allowed at the Copa América. It was disproportionate, unjust, and no one will take that indignation from us.”While Suarez has made unfortunate headlines on a regular basis throughout his career, Godin believes that it is his enigmatic personality on the field which has carried the prolific goalscorer to the very top of the game.He added: “Luis has got where he is because of the way he is: you see he gets angry, wound up, he fights, protests, competes.“If he wasn’t like that, he wouldn’t be the player he is.” Suarez will be back on a World Cup stage on Friday when Uruguay open their Russia 2018 campaign against an Egypt side still hoping to have Mohamed Salah within their starting XI.last_img read more

Ontarios highest court sets 15day cap on solitary confinement

first_imgTORONTO — Ontario’s top court says inmates cannot be placed in solitary confinement for more than 15 days, saying anything longer than that amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.In a ruling released today, the Court of Appeal for Ontario says prolonged administrative segregation causes foreseeable and possibly permanent harm that cannot be detected through monitoring until it has already occurred.The three-judge appeal panel says legislative safeguards are inadequate to avoid the risk of harm to inmates.It rejected, however, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s argument that the practice should be banned entirely for inmates between 18 and 21, those with mental illness, or those in segregation for their own protection.The association had challenged a lower court ruling that found the existing law on solitary confinement unconstitutional because the system lacks proper safeguards. That ruling also found that the harms of severe isolation could be mitigated by appropriate monitoring.The federal government, meanwhile, noted a provision in the law requires that an inmate’s health be taken into consideration when it comes to segregation.The Correctional Service of Canada did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The Canadian Presslast_img read more