We, like most football fans were surprised at what we were hearing Luis Suarez made his debut for Barcelona yesterday, despite having a ban imposed on him by FIFA for no footballing activity for four months, after biting Giorgio Chiellini. The ban was lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for being "too excessive" but the ban on competitive football was upheld.
Suarez's return date is set for the 25th October (which also turns out to be the weekend of the first El Classico of the season).
The new No. 9 was brought on for 15 minutes and while he put in a good performance he didn't contribute to the score sheet at Barcelona won 6-0 against FC Leon (of Mexico not the French side).
Although many fans argue it's good to see him back in the game despite what he did at the World Cup. As Suarez is a world class talent it's good to see him put it to good use rather than fall behind with training and end up losing it. While he won't be able to play competitive football he is allowed to train with the Barcelona side.
We would like to know your thoughts, should Suarez's ban been upheld as he set such a bad example? Or were the CAS right in that it's "too excessive" a punishment, and that it's great to see such a talent back on the pitch? Tweet us your answer @fitforfootball.