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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.

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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.

Suárez has a history of biting other players.

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After the game, Chiellini had harsh words for FIFA.

Chiellini on the bite. What should happen to Suarez? Join the debate in the #GilletteBootRoom http://t.co/zmUCgiimYh

ESPN FC@ESPNFC

Chiellini on the bite. What should happen to Suarez? Join the debate in the #GilletteBootRoom http://t.co/zmUCgiimYh

3:10 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

2014 FIFA World Cupâ„¢@WorldsCups

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

2:21 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Suarez has left his mark on this World Cup. hoho. #ITAURU

Karl Sharro@KarlreMarks

Suarez has left his mark on this World Cup. hoho. #ITAURU

1:58 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The prejudice against Suarez for being hungry is outrageous.

Dave Zirin@EdgeofSports

The prejudice against Suarez for being hungry is outrageous.

2:27 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Suarez completes his 3-course meal with a Pasta Chiellini

Ian Darke@IanDarke

Suarez completes his 3-course meal with a Pasta Chiellini

2:26 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Suarez now has to wear this the rest of the World Cup.. |

2014 World Cup@2014WorIdCup

Suarez now has to wear this the rest of the World Cup.. |

1:43 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

ok𠉫ut still not justified imho

Just when you thought it was safe to play Uruguay! #suarez #worldcup

Unnamed Insider@Unnamedinsider

Just when you thought it was safe to play Uruguay! #suarez #worldcup

2:19 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

2:23 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

That translates to, "Hi, Luis Suárez, if you're still hungry, come take a bite of a Big Mac."

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

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

2:41 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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