Swimming against the tidal wave of approval for FIFA's harsh penalty against serial biter Luis Suarez is, of all people, his latest victim.
Giorgio Chiellini, the Italian defender whose shoulder became the latest temptation that Suarez and his teeth could not resist, says the terms of the ban are overly stiff.
The Uruguayan must divorce himself from all things soccer, including 13 matches with his club team Liverpool in the Premier League, for four months.
On his website, Chiellini wrote, "At the moment, my only thoughts are with Luis and his family because they are faced with a very difficult period. . . . I think what [FIFA officials] have proposed is very excessive."
Chiellini might have felt otherwise immediately after Suarez went all