THE FA has confirmed that as of 7pm last night, kicking Luis Suarez is no longer a punishable offence.
The nibbly striker has been the cause of several bookings this season after players have kicked him, including yesterdays red card against Paulinho, which many supporters feel is against the spirit of the game.
FA spokesman Tom Logan said: Well keep it to just kicking him as hard as anyone likes for now but if he doesnt get the picture then well legalise biting him a bit as well.
The Uruguayan will appeal against the FAs ruling later this week but their lawyers have defended the decision on the basis they made it as a friendly, conciliatory gesture.
The FA will also send Suarez a basket of apples with a note asking how he likes them.
Similar previous measures have been used by the FA, such as the now-defunct 2002 ruling that required all references to Robbie Savage, both on and off the pitch, to be prefaced with the phrase that arsehole.
Match of the Day has supported the move, with the show launching a Hoofing Suarez in the nuts of the month’ competition.