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Luis Suarez Bites Italian Defender At World Cup, Uruguay Advances (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images for Sony)
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Uruguay's Luis Suarez got really close to Italian player Giorgio Chiellini and he went for it ... he went for that bite! The italian player immediately tried to show the ref, but he seemed to be unfazed because Suarez didn't get penalized for it, which angered Chiellini. To see Suarez biting watch the video
During Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Italy, Uruguay’s Luis Suarez appeared to bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini -- an action that, despite Chiellini’s protests, went uncalled by referees.
The World Cup story for Tuesday should have been about how Uruguay sent four-time World Cup champs Italy home with a single goal in the 81st minute.
Instead, the Internet is in a frenzy after Luis "The Cannibal" Suarez reportedly lived up to his nickname by biting an opponent during the match. (Via BT Sport ) We can't show the video because of licensing, though if you've been online, you've probably seen it.
In the 71st minute, Suarez looks to dig his face into the shoulder of Italian soccer player Giorgio Chiellini, who then throws a quick elbow. (Via Wikimedia Commons / Ailura , Flickr / Sylvain Lecocq ) Suarez and Chiellini both fell to the ground, with Suarez holding his teeth and Chiellini holding his shoulder. Despite Chiellini's protests to the official after the incident, neither player was penalized and Uruguay went on to win the match -- which will advance them to the next round. (Via Flickr / Jimmy Baikovicius ) According to The Telegraph , both players had things to say about the incident after the match. Chiellini, the apparent victim, said "Suarez is a sneak and he gets away with it because FIFA want their stars to play in the World Cup."
Suarez's offered this less-than-stellar defense:
"These situations happen on the field. I had contact with his shoulder, nothing more, things like that happen all the time."
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