In what many expected to be a classic World Cup match between Italy and Uruguay, it turned out to be a rather drab affair as the South Americans – although needing a win – sat back and put most of their team behind a possession based Italian outfit.
Although the Azzurri were still unimpressive on the ball, the game completely turned on its head when Claudio Marchisio was sent off for a rather harsh red card, before the incident hogging the headlines occurred.
Luis Suarez, already twice banned previously for the same episode, decided to bite Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder.
Uruguay did grab the winning goal via a Diego Godin header shortly afterwards, but the game will be remembered for Suarez’s crazy appetite.
And the world has reacted to this insane event.
Suarez completes his 3-course meal with a Pasta Chiellini — Ian Darke (@IanDarke) June 24, 2014
Can you imagine if Luis Suarez bit LeBron James? They’d create entire news channels just for that. — Cristian Nyari (@Cnyari) June 24, 2014
Where is the outrage for what Luis Suarez did? It “appears” he took a bite out of an Italian? Stop. Should have been sent off. — Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) June 24, 2014
Dogs bite, not humans. And what Luis Suárez just did is something unhuman and not part of human nature. Shameful act. I have no words. — Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStats) June 24, 2014
FIFA 2015 will have new skill moves, including the Luis Suarez bite and the Cristiano Ronaldo dive… — Hayden Nier (@SunOutGunsOut11) June 25, 2014
luis suarez has the right idea for the world cup just bite everyone on the field
— boy with apple (@nosaintlaurent) June 25, 2014