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Football: Chile's Pinilla demands 'exemplary punishment' for Brazil official

Published on Jul 1, 2014 7:01 AM
 
Chile's forward Mauricio Pinilla reacts after missing a shot on goal during extra-time of the Round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 28, 2014. Mauricio Pinilla on Monday, June 30, 2014, lashed out at Fifa after Brazil's press chief Rodrigo Paiva was given a one-match ban following allegations he punched the Chile striker during the World Cup last-16 game between the countries. -- PHOTO: AFP

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Mauricio Pinilla on Monday, June 30, 2014, lashed out at Fifa after Brazil's press chief Rodrigo Paiva was given a one-match ban following allegations he punched the Chile striker during the World Cup last-16 game between the countries.

"One match for Rodrigo Paiva? You should be ashamed for that delinquent dressed in a suit," Pinilla wrote on his Twitter account before comparing the ban to the four-month suspension given to Uruguay's Luis Suarez for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini last week.

"Suarez for a bite risks his career... A press chief gets one game for a punch in the face? Fifa??

"I demand that Fifa hand Rodrigo Paiva an exemplary punishment equal to that of my colleague Suarez...!!! This is even more serious! They have the images," he added.

 
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