FIFA Charges Luis Suárez For Biting Italian Player At World Cup

The Uruguayan star appeared to bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup game Tuesday. Update: FIFA has opened an investigation against Suárez.


FIFA has charged Luis Suárez for biting Italy defender Girogio Chiellini during the World Cup.

On Wednesday, FIFA announced a disciplinary committee had opened an investigation against the Uruguay player.

If Suarez is found to have been assaulting an opponent, he would be punished with a ban of at least two matches up to a maximum of 24 months.

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2. Luis Suárez appeared to bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in the 80th minute of the final group stage match for both teams.

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3. Chiellini came up showing off the apparent bite marks on his left shoulder.

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5. Other angles appear to more clearly show the marks.

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6. Suárez came up holding his teeth after the play.

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7. Suárez has a history of biting other players.

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8. After the game, Chiellini had harsh words for FIFA.

Chiellini on the bite. What should happen to Suarez? Join the debate in the #GilletteBootRoom

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9. Twitter users responded about the way you’d expect — with a mix of vampire jokes and photoshopped images.

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BREAKING: Walking Dead producers confirm Luis Suarez set to appear in Season 6.

— 2014 FIFA World Cup™ (@WorldsCups)
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Suarez has left his mark on this World Cup. hoho. #ITAURU

— Karl Sharro (@KarlreMarks)
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The prejudice against Suarez for being hungry is outrageous.

— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports)
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Suarez completes his 3-course meal with a Pasta Chiellini

— Ian Darke (@IanDarke)
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Suarez now has to wear this the rest of the World Cup.. |

— 2014 World Cup (@2014WorIdCup)
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ok𠉫ut still not justified imho

— darth™ (@darth)
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Just when you thought it was safe to play Uruguay! #suarez #worldcup

— Unnamed Insider (@Unnamedinsider)
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17. Then the brands starting chiming in.

Hola @luis16suarez, si te quedaste con hambre vení a darle un mordisco a una BigMac ;)

— McDonald's Uruguay (@McDonalds_Uy)
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That translates to, “Hi, Luis Suárez, if you’re still hungry, come take a bite of a Big Mac.”

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19. But nothing was better than this tweet from former boxer Evander Holyfield, who was once the victim of a biting incident during a fight against Mike Tyson.

I guess any part of the body is up for eating.

— Evander Holyfield (@holyfield)
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