Soccer’s notorious player did it again.
Luis Suarez, 27, continues to show us why he is known for his bad boy tactics on the field. This past Tuesday, during the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and Italy, Suarez unpleased about the action of one of his opponents, released his frustration through his front teeth. According to CBS, the incident occurred when Suarez and Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini got jumbled up in front of Italy’s goal. Chiellini pulled down his jersey to show a red mark on his shoulder but the referee claimed he did not see the bite. However, despite the evidence, no foul was called. Fortunately, the act was caught on by television cameras, which can leave the Uruguayan soccer player booted from the World Cup.
Chiellini wanted Suarez to get kicked out of the game immediately.
“Not sending off Suarez (was) ridiculous,” Chiellini said. “It was absolutely clear. There’s even a mark.”
This was not Suarez first time biting his opponents in league games. He was suspended in the Netherlands in 2010 and in England in 2013. Perhaps some mistakes are never learned.
Although Suarez had never confirmed or denied the bite, he mentioned how angry he was because Chiellini allegedly had hit him in the eye during the game.
“These are things that happen on the pitch, we were both in the area, he thrust his shoulder into me,” Suarez said in Spanish. “These things happen on the pitch, and we don’t have to give them so much (importance).”
Uruguay will continue playing, but the federation that runs the World Cup will investigate and may suspend Suarez told CBS. FIFA announced an investigation early Wednesday, indicating that the Uruguayans had until the following day in the late afternoon to show some evidence. According to CBS, a ruling will be announced before Uruguay plays Colombia on Saturday.
Tuesday June 24, 2014, Uruguay scored the winning goal in a 1-0 game that sent Italy home.
Sherley Boursiquot @sherleybee_