Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has become embroiled in yet another biting storm after cameras appeared to catch him sinking his teeth into Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s 1-0
The spotlight was taken firmly off his side’s qualification from the group stages as seemingly unprovoked, Suarez bit Chiellini on the shoulder before falling to the ground holding his mouth.
The Italian defender pulled down his shirt to reveal the marks left by Suarez’s teeth, but referee Marco Rodriguez did not see the incident or send off the striker – despite the Italian’s attempts, while Uruguayan players tried to cover Chiellini’s exposed shoulder from view.
FIFA opened an immediate investigation in the aftermath of the match, and if they find Suarez to be guilty of such an act can impose a ban of up to two years in what was one of the most controversial episodes in World Cup history – and the striker could find himself on the end of a record ban.
A FIFA spokesman said: “We are awaiting the official match reports and will gather all the necessary elements in order to evaluate the matter.”
Chiellini himself called for FIFA to show ‘courage’ in taking actions against “sneak” Suarez while the striker claimed these clashes happen all the time.
Defender Chiellini said: “Su