Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes has called for a stringent punishment for Luis Suarez biting incident

Former England international and Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has claimed Luis Suarez should receive an exemplary suspension following latest accusation of biting Giorgio Chiellini, claiming that even "banning him for the rest of the World Cup is not enough".

The Liverpool striker appeared to bite the Juventus centre-back during Uruguay's World Cup victory over Italy on Tuesday evening.

Referee Marco Rodriguez took no action following the incident but Fifa has since opened disciplinary proceedings and the striker could be banned for up to 24 matches or two years.

Furthermore, the football governing body could consider Suarez's past misdemeanours; He has been banned twice in his career for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic in 2013 for 10 games and for sinking his teeth into PSV Eindhoven's Otman Bakkal for 7 games.

Suarez's actions have already been condemned by a number of pundits while Scholes has used his Paddy Power blog to express his opinion.

"Luis Suarez was banned for 10 games for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic in April 2013. That obviously wasn't enough," the Manchester United legend said.

"On Tuesday night, with the biting incident on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's Group D clash, Suarez embarrassed his club, country and family."

"He will feel terrible tonight, and the entire incident is such a shame because he's a tremendous player. But people will remember Suarez now for his biting antics at this World Cup rather than his supreme footballing ability."

After finishing second in Group D behind Costa Rica, Uruguay now face Colombia in the last-16 on Saturday and Scholes believes Suarez should not be part of it.

"Banning him for the rest of the World Cup is not enough, because Colombia will beat Uruguay in their next game anyway."