Ronaldo: Suarez bite blight on wonderful World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Brazil great Ronaldo believes Luis Suarez biting an opponent was terrible for football at a World Cup of ''wonderful surprises.''

After the Uruguay forward's nine-match, four-month ban was announced Thursday, Ronaldo said football must be used to benefit the world.

Speaking through a translator, Ronaldo says ''people have to be held responsible and accountable for what they do in the game'' and that ''those that do not follow this have to be punished.''

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.