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PHOTO: Did Luis Suarez bite Giorgio Chiellini? It certainly looks that way

Jun 24, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

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Luis Suarez is at it again. Surely not?

For the third time in his career, it looks as though Suarez has bitten an opposition player. At this point it is pure speculation, but in the 79th minute of Uruguay’s final Group G game against Italy, Suarez bowed his head into Italian defender Chiellini and it looks as though he sunk his teeth into Chiellini’s shoulder.

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Chiellini dropped to the floor and was incensed with Suarez as he pulled the shoulder of his jersey down and tried to show the referee what he deemed to be bite marks.

Below you can see a Tweet from ITV in England, as that clearly shows the marks on Chiellini’s shoulder.

After receiving better TV angles after the game, Suarez certainly tried to take a chunk out of Chiellini’s shoulder. The man has previous and it certainly looked like the third bite in his career.

Suarez was banned for 10 Premier League games at the end of the 2012-13 season for biting Branislav Ivanovic, after previously being banned for biting a player in Holland when playing for Ajax and being dubbed “the cannibal.”

If this does turn out to be another bite from the Liverpool forward, it will have serious repercussions and yet another lengthy ban will be heading his way.

Below are some photos from the incident, as Chiellini and Suarez collided then the Italian defender writhed in agony before trying to show everyone what had happened. Now, after seeing the numerous TV replays, we know what Suarez did. Regardless of how he tried to cover it up by falling to the floor theatrically, this is a disgrace.

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  1. ydj1120 - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    I am dumbfounded that a player with such talent can’t stop acting like a toddler. Who bites someone? THREE times Luis?? The man has a serious problem. And I am a Liverpool fan…but he does not deserve to be on the pitch, in any league/competition, with that type of behavior. Truly unbelievable.

    • drewsylvania - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      Suarez and Balotelli should basically be forced to eat each other’s feces at this point.

  2. tarotsujimoto74 - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    The fact that he play acts getting hit afterwards makes it sooo much worse.

    • bucrightoff - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

      Oww! My teeth bite you! Time to flop!

  3. footballer4ever - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    WTH! Did he do that on purpose to scare Liverpool and then have a way out to Football Club Barceloma??? if not, he should be forced with a mouth cover to avoid any more.

    • ydj1120 - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      Maybe they can make him wear a mask, a la Bane or Hannibal ?

    • jrbdmb - Jun 24, 2014 at 4:22 PM

      Seems like a muzzle is more appropriate.

  4. joenash72 - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Send Uraguay home. Advance Italy.

    Maybe then he figures it out?

  5. fubar5150 - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Yes he did what a joke of a referee crew

    • jennstergersburnedretinas - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:17 PM

      Nah, they missed it plain and simple. I’m not defending the action but it was like the handball yesterday, they didn’t catch the foul. Trust me on this though: FIFA will see it and punish him accordingly.

      • handsofsweed - Jun 24, 2014 at 3:33 PM

        I think he was talking about the phantom red card that put Italy down a man. That should have been a yellow. Brilliant strike by Godin, but Italy got jobbed today.

    • lunasceiling - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:45 PM

      Can’t really blame the ref for missing that: it was well off the ball.

  6. unclemosesgreen - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    ESPN just showed a side angle – definite bite. He’s looking at a 20-match vacation.

  7. scs822 - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    maybe he’s teething?

  8. cupquest - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    There’s talk of a lifetime ban.

    • sabatimus - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM

      Where? I hope they do ban him. This is fricking enough.

  9. fantom21 - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    He’ll bite who he wants, he’ll bite who he wants, Luis Suarez he’ll bite who he wants! All jokes aside that lad is a savage. Suspend him for the rest of the tournament. FIFA can’t be weak here and pretend that they don’t know about his previous offenses.

  10. bruceeff - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    This is the third time Suarez has unleashed his signature brand of assault on another player. How does this not deserve a lifetime ban?

  11. wwsiralexd - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    My teeth were going this way, and that shoulder came out of nowhere.

  12. kitnamania13 - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Even Mike Tyson stopped at 2 bites. This guy is a psychopath. They should knock out all his teeth so he can’t do it again.

  13. the0verheadwire - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    He should be banned from all competition for a year at least. There is no excuse for that. Fool me once…

  14. crazemastercraze - Jun 24, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Hockey is the best sport. Why? Because Suarez would have his teeth knocked out of his mouth by a couple of Fives had he tried that in the nhl.

    • footballer4ever - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:41 PM

      Did you mistakenly got out of the hockey barn into World Football talk? If your point was Suarez should get his teeth knocked out for doing that then say it forward; Nevertheless, spreading the “hockey gospel” into World Football area won’t convince anyone.

  15. footballer4ever - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    After careful review to the multiple incidents, this incident was clearly a low-life tactic to try to entice the Italian more like Mazzeratti doing it to Zidane. I call it lowlife because of the handball incident in 2010, Suarez will do anything not within football limits to try to get an advantage. On top of that, he falls and acts as if the Italian hit his teeth instead then he tried to assist in helping the Italian to get up and because it was not accepted he walked away as if he was doing him a favor. This incident would merit him out of the World Cup, 6 months suspension, mandatory therapy and require him to cover his mouth. Having said all that, He’s a marvelous footballer, no doubt about that, when he plays it the way it should be, but this ghetto street football stuff is not acceptable.

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