Football: Peru's Yotun handed 2-match ban for Suarez incident
BERN (REUTERS) - Peru defender Victor Yotun has been banned for two matches after he was sent off for grabbing the arm of Uruguay striker Luis Suarez during their stormy World Cup football qualifier last month, Fifa said on Wednesday.
Liverpool player Suarez infuriated the Peruvian team, who felt he was overacting, when he collapsed to the ground and began rolling around in apparent in agony after being pushed in the back.
As Peru players surrounded the writhing Uruguayan, Yotun grabbed his arm, tried to pull him up and was given a straight red card in the incident just before half-time.
Suarez had already won and converted a highly controversial penalty to set Uruguay on their way to 2-1 win which effectively ended Peru's hopes of qualifying for next year's World Cup.