Michael Owen and Rio Ferdinand react to Luis Suarez 'bite' incident

Luis Suarez Bite

Ex Manchester United, Real Madrid and Newcastle United man speaks out over Liverpool star's new bite scandal as he stuck his teeth into Italy's Chiellini.

Uruguay's progression to the knockout rounds of the World Cup tournament, due to their 1-0 triumph over Italy that guarantees them second spot in Group D, was marred by an off-the-ball incident where Luis Suarez went unpunished for seemingly biting Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder.

Both were in the penalty box at the time of the incident and the Italian defender instantly dropped to the floor before protesting vehemently to the referee - even going as far as pulling his shirt down in order for Mexican officiator Marco Rodriquez to see the evidence, a number of what could be teeth marks on the top of his back.

If true, it would not be the first time Suarez has bitten an opponent.

In November 2010, Suarez was banned for seven matches by the Dutch FA for biting PSV midfielder Otman Bakkal. Three years later, in April 2013, Suarez bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and was retrosepctively banned for ten games.

Responding on social media, former Liverpool academy product Michael Owen, who went on to represent Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Manchester United said: "Tell me I'm seeing things. Surely Suarez didn't bite someone again? I'm genuinely gutted. I love watching him play more than any other player but he obviously just can't control himself."

Rio Ferdinand, a BBC pundit who is also joining QPR, said: "Tell me Suarez didn't eat someone! Was the hero a couple of days ago…"

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