Controversy swirls again in a recent exploit involving Luis Suarez and either his insatiable hunger or his attempt to gain advantage on a set piece.
During the 80th minute of the Italy vs Uruguay game as Suarez is jostling for position to receive the ball the video replay shows Suarez lean over and bite down onto Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder while they’re in the box. No foul was issued as the referee did not see but Chiellini made every attempt to make it known what had happened, even by pulling down the sleeve of his shirt and exposing what appeared to be bite marks on his shoulder.
Uruguay later scored on a header which ended up being the decisive goal that eliminated four time champion Italy from the World Cup. However the Uruguayan excitement may be short lived for Luis Suarez as a possible review and suspension could be in order.
This is not the first time Suarez has been caught and suspended for an incident like this. In 2010 he was suspended 7 games for biting PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal which quickly earned him the nickname ” The Cannibal of Ajax”.
He was also suspended 10 games for April 21, 2013 biting of Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic while also jostling for the ball