On This Day - 2014 - Luis Suarez bites Giorgio Chiellini

Suarez and Chiellini

The then Liverpool forward was involved in a third biting controversy while playing for Uruguay.

Suarez immediately after biting incident with CheilliniSuarez immediately after biting incident with Cheillini

Luis Suarez has had a lot of controversies in his footballing career, and two years ago at the World Cup in Brazil, we witnessed another one of them.

Italy were taking on Uruguay in what was a huge game in terms of deciding who would make it through to the last-16 of the competition in a winner takes all game.

With the game at 0-0 came a flash point where Suarez appeared to bite the shoulder of Giorgio Chiellini.

Suarez and ChielliniSuarez and Chiellini

It wasn't the first biting incident involving the Uruguayan. In 2010 while at Ajax, in a game against PSV Eindhoven, he sunk his teeth into Otman Bakkal.

After moving to Liverpool in 2011, he as adjudged to have racially abused Manchester United's Patrice Evra, and in April 2013, he had bitten Branislav Ivanovic in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea - where he was handed a 10-match ban. 

The incident with Chiellini was his last act while a Liverpool player - as he moved to Barcelona in the summer but he couldn't make his debut for the club until October after being banned from footballing activity for four months, and from nine international matches for Uruguay.

Italy's Giorgio Chiellini shows his shoulder after appearing to be bitten by Uruguay's Luis SuarezItaly's Giorgio Chiellini shows his shoulder after appearing to be bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez

Everyone has hailed him as a remarkable talent given his goalscoring exploits at both Liverpool and Barcelona, but some of his misdemeanors have shown a side to him that isn't exactly pleasant. 

As for Uruguay's World Cup campaign, they won the game against Italy thanks to a header from Diego Godin immediately after the incident, but they were knocked out in the next round by a James Rodriguez inspired Colombia.

Uruguay's Luis Suarez holds his teeth after appearing to bite Italy's Giorgio ChielliniUruguay's Luis Suarez holds his teeth after appearing to bite Italy's Giorgio Chiellini

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