Luis Suarez ban fallout

Mancini defends embattled Suarez

April 27, 2013
By Richard Jolly
Roberto Mancini has come to the defence of under-fire Luis Suarez by saying that the Liverpool striker still deserves to be named Footballer of the Year and asking his critics: "Do you want to kill him?"

Suarez is on the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award and the winner is due to be announced on Sunday. But he is also starting a 10-game suspension for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in Sunday's 2-2 draw at Anfield.

Despite that, the Manchester City manager ...

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