Luis Suarez no doubt deserved a ban after inexplicably biting Branislav Ivanovic on the arm on Sunday.
However, when news broke that the ban would be 10 games, football was immediately split over whether the punishment was in fact overly harsh.
Our very own deputy editor Alex Chick argued that previous precedents for violent conduct made it look like a ridiculous decision. But we want to know what YOU think.
So, below we have picked out a varied selection of some of English football's infamous cases of violent conduct. Different offences, different circumstances, different punishments.
With no rigid precedent from the FA, step into their shoes and let us know which instances were dealt with correctly, who should have been banned for longer and who was hard done by.
Was Suarez over-punished because of who he is? Has the reputation of the perpetrator or even the victim been a key factor in any of these cases? How would you order them in severity?
Be the judge and have your say in the comments section below.
1) Match: Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea, April 21 2013
Incident: Luis Suarez bites Branislav Ivanovic on the arm
Punishment: Banned for 10 matches
2) Match: Wigan 1-1 Everton, January 31 2006
Incident: Duncan Ferguson decks Paul Scharner
Punishment: Red card, banned for seven matches
3) Match: Manchester United 1-1 Manchester City, April 21 2001
Incident: Roy Keane deliberately tackles Alf-Inge Haaland above the knee
Punishment: Red card, banned for three matches, additional five-game ban imposed after Keane admitted to trying to hurt Haaland
4) Match: Newcastle United 0-3 Aston Villa, April 2 2005
Incident: Team-mates Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer get into a punch-up with each other
Punishment: Red card for both players, Bowyer banned for four matches as the perpertrator and given a further three-game ban, Dyer banned for three matches
5) Match: Crystal Palace 1-1 Manchester United, January 25 1995
Incident: Eric Cantona sent off for kicking Richard Shaw and then aiming a flying kick and punches at an abusive Palace supporter
Punishment: Red card, eight-month worldwide ban
6) Match: Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Arsenal, September 26 1998
Incident: Paolo Di Canio clashes with Martin Keown before shoving referee Paul Alcock to the ground
Punishment: Red card, ban which was eventually extended to 11 matches
7) Match: Arsenal 2-2 Southampton, September 17 1988
Incident: Paul Davis punches Glenn Cockerill, breaking his jaw
Punishment: Banned for nine matches
8) Match: Manchester City 3-2 Queens Park Rangers, May 13 2012
Incident: Joey Barton elbows Carlos Tevez, kicks Sergio Aguero and attempts to headbutt Vincent Kompany
Punishment: Red card, banned for 12 matches
9) Match: Southampton 1-1 Arsenal, February 26 2005
Incident: David Prutton fouls Robert Pires, repeatedly shoves official whilst refusing to leave the field of play
Punishment: Red card, banned for 10 matches
10) Match: Manchester City 0-0 Portsmouth, August 23 2006
Incident: Ben Thatcher knocks Pedro Mendes unconscious with an elbow
Punishment: Banned for four matches by club with additional suspended two-game ban. FA added eight-match ban with additional suspended 15-game ban.
11) Match: Tottenham 1-0 West Ham, October 22 2006
Incident: After being fouled by Javier Macherano, Jermain Defoe responds by biting him
Punishment: Yellow card
12) Match: Bolton v Portsmouth, November 27 2004
Incident: El Hadji Diouf spits in the face of Arjan de Zeeuw
Punishment: Three-game ban