Did Luis Suarez try to bite Giorgio Chiellini in 2013 also?
Luis Suarez took the attention away from Uruguay’s huge victory over Italy on Tuesday when he bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder. Suarez has now bitten at least three opponents during his career. Was Tuesday the second time he targeted Chiellini?
As The Big Lead pointed out, photos from the 2013 Confederations Cup appear to show a very familiar exchange taking place between Suarez and Chiellini. Here’s a zoomed-in version of the image you see above:
While it is unclear if Suarez was trying to bite Chiellini’s shoulder, he obviously did something that infuriated the Italian defender. Otherwise, he would not have reacted like this:
“Suarez is a sneak and he gets away with it because FIFA want their stars to play in the World Cup,” Chiellini said after Tuesday’s match. “I would love to see if they have the courage to do anything against him. It was ridiculous not to send Suarez off. It is clear, clear-cut. And then there was the obvious dive afterwards because he knew very well that he did something that he shouldn’t have done.”
I don’t think anyone would be surprised if Suarez was trying to bite Chiellini last year as well. He has been suspended twice already for biting and could very well be banned for the remainder of the World Cup this time around. Suarez obviously has some sort of psychological issue that requires professional attention.