Those waiting for action concerning Philadelphia Union defender Gabriel Farfan's terrible tackle on Chivas USA defender James Riley last week finally got word from Major League Soccer a short time ago. Farfan has been suspended an additional two games beyond the standard one-match suspension for a red card, and fined, although the figure was not revealed.
I'm satisfied with the three-game ban, and although it took longer than I expected, I'm glad MLS did the right thing in punishing Farfan for his actions. Typically, I'm kind of a no-harm-no-foul person, but Farfan's tackle and subsequent actions, including fouling Miller Bolanos just prior to the tackle, head-butting Ryan Smith after the tackle, and refusing to initially leave the field after the red card, made a suspension a no-brainer.
So, with this action, I rescind my previous criticism against the league. It was clear-cut, and levied a fair punishment to Farfan.
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