I think a 10 match ban would have been OK if there had been that number of games left in the season. I think this is an attempt by some to drive him out of the English game. Another way to do it would have been to ban him for the number of games left and deduct a number of points from Liverpool total. At the end of the season, it would be start again with a clean slate and not have to wait until October to get a kick.
I will admit Liverpool is my "second" club after Spurs but I am gutted that this once great, and highly respected club throughout the World, is being dragged through the mud by one mentally ill player and a management team that is trying to defend the indefensible. Yes, you need to support each other but only to a point and if they can't see that this incident, along with his background and previous conduct, has gone way past the point of normal, then I feel sorry for the club and the fans. Oh, and if that's not bad enough, sanctioning the buying of players as average as Carrol, Dowling and Henderson should be enough to warrant a full scale clear out of the whole Board!