Liverpool’s star striker, Luis Suarez made headlines yesterday in the Uruguay – Italy match after cameras showed him “biting” Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder. (And when I saw his head move towards Chiellini, I literally groaned, “Not again, you motherfucker.” All Liverpool fans must’ve said the same thing.)
FIFA has since launched proceedings against the Uruguayan striker.
People who were watching the game took to Twitter to express their horror and astonishment that Suarez has bitten someone again. (I did, too. Haven’t you learned from your past two bites, Luis?!)
Here is the TV image of the alleged bite mark left by Luis Suarez. pic.twitter.com/8VNjMmArie
— Ben Smith (@BSmith) June 24, 2014
— 101 Great Goals (@102greatgoals) June 25, 2014
Just watched URU – ITA. ⚽
— The YUNiversity (@The_YUNiversity) June 25, 2014
Suarez had been involved in “biting” allegations more than once.
In 2010, he was smacked with a seven-match ban for biting Otman Bakkal while playing for Ajax in the Dutch Eredivisie.
In 2013, he was banned for 10 matches for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. (And we all thought he’d learned from the ban!)
Suarez wasn’t carded for the incident. Chiellini expressed outrage and frustration towards the referee, even showing where Suarez allegedly bit him, but the referee did not take action. Suarez, meanwhile, held his teeth in pain. (I think he should’ve been given at least a yellow for that.)
To add insult to injury, Diego Godin, Uruguay’s captain, scored the only goal of the match.
Uruguay advanced to the knockout stage with Costa Rica, while Italy and England packed their bags to go home.