Usually when you hear about biting, it takes place under some strange circumstances. Man bites dog stories are pretty common, especially during dog attack events, but you also hear about people biting one another in bar fights and other types of situations. Very rarely do you hear about biting in a sports sense, but when you’re dealing with the most important event in the soccer/football universe, anything can happen on the pitch when passions run high and you’ve got someone with a history of inappropriate biting around. Luis Suarez might be facing a ban from the World Cup by FIFA after biting Giorgio Chiellini during a 1-o win by Uruguay over Italy.
“I want to say that if he’s attacked, as it has begun in this press conference, we’ll also defend him, because this is a football World Cup, not of cheap morality,” said Uruguay’s coach, Oscar Tabarez.
In case you haven’t heard, this is not Luis Suarez’s first time nibbling on someone during the run of play. In 2010 while playing in the Netherlands he bit an opponent, and he repeated that action in 2012 while playing in England for Liverpool. He’s also spent time off the pitch for racist language towards opponents. Now, he faces a ban on the biggest stage of any footballer’s career, and it’s after a couple of good years of image rehabilitation on behalf of Suarez by his team of handlers. Kiss, or bite, all that good work goodbye.
Now, Uruguay must rest up and prepare for the knock-out stage while Italy is getting sent home in defeat. As for Luis Suarez, his fate is yet to be decided.
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