Serial biter Luis Suarez is being ''treated like a murderer'', according to one of his former Liverpool team mates.
Suarez has started a four month ban issued by football's governing body Fifa after the Uruguay star bit Italy's Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during their World Cup match in Brazil.
Iago Aspas, who played with Suarez at Liverpool last season before being loaned to Sevilla, says the punishment doesn't fit the crime.
''They are treating Luis like a murderer and not like a footballer,'' Aspas told Spanish radio network Cadena Cope.
''I understand his nine-game international ban because of the incidents that took place in the past, but the rest of the sanction is too much in my opinion.''
Suarez's ban forbids his involvement in any footballing activity. He left Liverpool to sign for Barcelona in the immediate aftermath to the biting controversy that made headlines around the world.
But the Spanish giants haven't been able unveil their new star striker because of his suspension restrictions.
Suarez will be eligible to make his debut for Barcelona on October 26.
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