For someone who’s technically banned, Luis Suarez had quite a busy week. Let’s recap.
On Thursday, Aug. 14, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld his four-month ban, but removed the stipulation banning him from all “football-related activity.”
That means Suarez is allowed in stadiums now. He took advantage by training for the first time with Barcelona on Friday Along with the rest of the team, he wore a pink jersey, which is fun. He also, surprisingly, decided not to bite any of his new teammates.
Suarez also spoke publicly for the first time since joining Barcelona Here’s the key quote: “I’m paying for a mistake I made and one I have apologized for, but I have to forget about all this. “After that, he surprised the world by not biting the reporter’s fingers, even though they were vulnerable holding out a microphone.
Then on Sunday morning, he sent a text to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. Apparently it did not include any biting emoji. We’re not sure if they even have biting emoji. Maybe a vampire one?
Monday, Suarez was presented officially and even played in his first game. He can only play in non-official friendlies, so he took advantage of the pre-season Gamper match against Mexican club Leon to make his debut. Shockingly, he *still* didn’t bite anyone.