“FIFA did the right thing; this will set an example for other players. Had the sanctions not been so strict, similar incidents would have repeated frequently.
“No one has the right to behave as Suárez. I am confident that this punishment was fair and it will be applied again in similar situations,” Folha de Sao Paulo quoted Pelé as saying.
As a result, FIFA suspended Suárez for nine international matches and banned him for four months from any football-related activity.