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FIFA World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez completes a hat-trick of bites, causes outrage

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 - 2:55am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Webdesk
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Luis Suarez is in the headlines, yet again for the wrong reasons. Once again Suarez has proved why he is one of the most hated players in the world. In Uruguay's final group match against Italy, Suarez did something which he has done previously. He bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. The Italian defender appealed to the refree and even showed him the bite mark, but the refree refuced to give a red card to Suarez.

 

 

 

It's not new for football fans to see Suarez biting players. He has repeated this disgraceful act twice previously. While playing for Ajax, Suarez bit a player for the first time. The player was Otman Bakkal, PSV Eindhoven.

Getty Images: Luis Suarez's first bite

Ajax suspended him for two games and fined him an undisclosed amount. This was the first time Suarez did this shameful act. The second time Suarez repeated this act in Liverpool's 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Anfield. Suarez bit Chelsea defender Brainslav Ivanovic. This resulted in a ten-match ban for Suarez. There were claims that Suarez apologized to Ivanovic, but the Chelsea defender rejected the apology. 

Getty Images: Brainslav Ivanovic's reaction after Suarez's bite on him

Suarez got away without getting a red card against Italy and a few minutes after the disgraceful incident, Uruguay's captain Diego Godin scored the goal for Uruguay which eventually turned out to be the winner. Italy are now out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. However, problems are on their way for Suarez. According to the FIFA rules, Luis Suarez could face upto or two years ban from football, but official news related to the ban are yet to come in. 

Frustrated Giorgio Chiellini expressed his anger on the whole incident: "The game was decided by the referee. t's a shame because we deserved it [to go through]. During the first half there had been many situations with different treatments - the expulsion of Marchisio was ridiculous and that, along with the lack of punishment for Suarez, has changed everything. Eventually it proved decisive. Suarez is smart because FIFA allow it because they want to their champions to play. The referee saw everything, but did not have the courage. There are episodes that affect the game. The action is clear, they say that the referees are informed on the players, but obviously they are not." - Goal.com

The Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce said: “I have watched the incident several times on television. There is no doubt Luis Suárez is a fantastic footballer but, once again, his actions have left him open to severe criticism. Fifa must investigate the incident seriously and take whatever disciplinary action deemed necessary.” - The Guardian

All the Suarez bites in one picture: 

All the Suarez bites in one video:  

 Twitter reaction to Suarez's bite: 

 




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