By CAITLIN MURRAY
It seems Luis Suarez thought his Uruguay side needed a little more bite in their attack — literally.
In a shocking turn of events, Italy was knocked out of the World Cup group stage by Uruguay on Tuesday, 1-0, but it was what happened in the 79th minute that everyone couldn’t stop talking about. For the third time in his career, Suarez appeared to be caught on camera biting another player during the run of play.
This time it was defender Giorgio Chiellini, who fell down grabbing his shoulder and screaming after Suarez pushed his head into Chiellini’s shoulder and appeared to bite it. Suarez was left clutching his mouth in apparent pain. Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez seemed uninterested in what Chiellini had to show him and no card was given.
After the match, Suarez denied biting Chiellini, reportedly saying: “I had contact with his shoulder, nothing more.” But Chiellini called Suarez “a sneak” and encouraged FIFA to use video evidence to discipline Suarez.
Watch video of the incident after the jump:
What do you think? Is there another explanation for what happened in the video? If Suarez did bite Chiellini, how should FIFA respond?
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