Ivanovic will hope his career doesn't go like the last man Suarez took a chunk of

After the incident in the Chelsea v Liverpool game where Branislav Ivanovic got sunk into by Luis Suarez; whatever happened to Otman Bakkal?

We all saw it live yesterday and unless you are currently lost at sea (if you are you might want to use your internet signal for something more productive) you will of course know by now that Luis Suarez tried his damnedest to take a chunk out the arm of Branislav Ivanovic on Sunday.

Suarez of course was at the centre of attention once again. Giving away a penalty, one assist, one last minute equaliser and a biting incident certainly do not seem like minor indiscretions.

Of course this is not the first time for Suarez. Not just getting into trouble but he has done this before.

‘Count Suarez’ decided he would sink his gnashers into the collar bone of PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal in November 2010.

But while Suarez remained infamous after the incident whatever happened to Bakkal?

He was at one point very highly rated by the hierarchy at PSV Eindhoven. Throughout the 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons he was a regular in the PSV first team after initially impressing on loan with FC Twente.

However after the Suarez incident things began to unravel for the talented Dutchman, who made his Netherlands debut in 2009.

2011-12 saw him out of the first team picture at the Phillips Stadion amid rumours of a bust-up with head coach Fred Rutten and he was loaned out to Feyenoord.

This was actually a very successful loan-spell for the playmaker as he helped the club to a second place finish in the league. However his time at PSV was seemingly dead and buried. After publically claiming that Feyenoord were a bigger club than PSV his career in Eindhoven was considered untenable and with Feyenoord not in the financial position to offer him a role themselves he was deemed surplus to requirements.

The rumour mill churned for the lad and a move to Swansea City and a link with several clubs in Turkey began to materialise but in the end he moved to Dynamo Moscow in July with the hope of catching the eye once again but in Russia.

This season he has however been a fringe player; playing just seven minutes of league football and 27 minutes against Dundee United in the Europa League remaining his greatest involvement at the club.

So almost three years on from being bitten by Suarez the Uruguayan is in the running for PFA Player of the Year while Bakkal’s career is festering on the bench in Moscow.

Proof that good guys certainly come last.

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