Twitter 'trending' cited in severity of Suarez ban

The English Football Association has said that trending on Twitter was a factor in deciding how long footballer Luis Suarez was banned for.

26th April, 2013
Luis Suarez: Twitter trend status cited as contributory factor in 10-game ban

The English Football Association has said that trending on Twitter was a factor in deciding how long footballer Luis Suarez would be banned for.

In a [written ruling](http://www.thefa.com/News/governance/2013/apr/~/media/164A568A93784FE391CC1FDAB4D7313F.ashx) setting out the criteria and background to its 10-game ban on the Uruguayan Liverpool striker, the English association said that "within a few hours of the match, reference to the incident was both headline news around the country and the top trend on Twitter, worldwide."...

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