Hmmm. Here's a question for you. Who would you less like to see on a football pitch?
(a) Chelsea and Serbia defender Slobodan Rajkovic, banned for one year for spitting at a referee during the Olympic Games
(b) Newcastle and England midfielder Joey Barton, banned for six matches for violently assualting a team-mate, leaving him with a suspected detached retina, cuts and bruises "looking like the Elephant Man"
Someone at FIFA probably needs to sit down, have a look at these two cases and have a sensible think about their sentencing process for football offences.
[thanks very much to Ian for the links]