Mauricio Isla: 'Luis Suarez bite was ugly gesture'

Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez reacts past Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014
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Mauricio Isla calls Luis Suarez's bite on Giorgio Chiellini an "ugly gesture" which should not be seen at the World Cup.

Chile's Mauricio Isla has weighed in on the Luis Suarez bite scandal by revealing that he felt it was an "ugly gesture" from the Uruguay forward.

It was confirmed on Thursday that FIFA had suspended Suarez for nine international matches and handed him a worldwide four-month ban from football-related activity for the bite on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

The Liverpool striker will now miss the start of the Premier League season, but Isla believes that it was difficult to defend his actions.

"It was an ugly gesture that has no place at a World Cup," the 26-year-old told reporters.

"For FIFA, for everyone watching, it's something you don't want to see and now Uruguay have lost an important player."

The ban will not prevent Liverpool from selling Suarez this summer.

 Jan Molby of Liverpool Legends in action during the Hillsborough Memorial match between Liverpool Legends and All Stars XI at Anfield on May 14, 2009
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