Polish firm Playsoft has beaten its rivals to the punch – or, indeed, the chomp – by developing a mobile game called Suarez Soccer Bite. It's already available for Android devices, with iOS to follow when the game is approved by Apple.
The entirely-unofficial free game challenges players to "soccer bite with your friends", gnashing away at Italian players while avoiding the temptation to bite the referee characters and get a red card. The friends aspect comes through Facebook challenges.
"The idea to create this game came up on Friday afternoon, and two programmers and two graphic designers jumped into a development marathon to deliver the game after the weekend," said Playsoft's Pierre Olivier Monteil.
"We are happy with the result that we achieved in such a short period of time and hope people will enjoy playing it."
Whether Suarez's lawyers will be quite so keen on the idea – particularly its fake endorsement from the star – "By far the best Soccer Bite game. I am training on it" – is another story entirely.
Suarez apologised to Chiellini earlier this week, after being handed a four-month ban from football by the sport's governing body FIFA.
"The truth is that my colleague Giorgio Chiellini suffered the physical result of a bite in the collision he suffered with me. For this I deeply regret what occurred," said Suarez in a public statement.
"I apologise to Giorgio Chiellini and the entire football family. I vow to the public that there will never again be another incident like this."
Even before the new app, internet users had turned Suarez' latest on-field biting incident into a meme, swapping doctored images on social networks. Meanwhile, one wag created a trailer for imaginary movie The Suarez of the Lambs, with Luis playing the Hannibal Lecter role.
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