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Luis Suarez full biting history

Luis Suarez cast a dark shadow over Uruguay’s enormous victory on Tuesday when he bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder. Perhaps the most disturbing part about the bite is that it was the third — thats right, third — time Suarez has done that to an opponent.

On Nov. 20, 2010, Suarez was suspended seven games by the Dutch FA for biting an opponent in the middle of a discussion with players and referees. It looked like something that was straight out of a vampire movie.

Then on April 21, 2013, Suarez was given a 10-match ban and a massive fine by Liverpool after he bit Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic on the arm during an English Premier League game.

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Giorgio Chiellini shows bite marks from Luis Suarez

Giorgio-Chiellini

Uruguay advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup on Tuesday with an upset victory over Italy, but there is a dark cloud hanging over their victory. They can thank Luis Suarez and his biting problem for that.

Suarez appeared to bite Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder in the 80th minute. Unfortunately for Chiellini and the Italians, no official saw the incident. Chiellini immediately fell to the ground and showed a referee the bite marks Suarez left on his shoulder shortly after the exchange.

[WATCH: Luis Suarez bites Giorgio Chiellini]

This is the third biting incident involving Suarez in the last four years, and he has been suspended each of the previous times. He was given a seven-game ban for biting an opponent and 2010 and was suspended 10 games last year after biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.

You hate to make excuses for a team, but there are plenty of people — including ESPN World Cup analyst and Everton manager Roberto Martinez — who feel that Suarez’s bite had to have distracted Chiellini and the other Italian players. Uruguay scored just a minute later, clinching a spot in the knockout stage and sending Italy, who needed a draw or win, home.

Photo: Twitter/Baxter Holmes

Luis Suarez bites Giorgio Chiellini (GIF)

Did Luis Suarez bite another opponent? It sure looked like it.

During the second half of Uruguay’s World Cup game against Italy on Tuesday, Suarez appeared to bite the shoulder of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. It was tough to tell if Suarez bit Chiellini’s shoulder with the angles shown on TV, but he definitely did something that left bite marks.

If you were watching the game and heard the broadcasters say something like “surely not again,” it was because Chiellini would not be the first opponent Suarez has bitten. He bit Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic on the arm during a game last year and was suspended seven games for biting a different opponent in 2010.

Suarez really needs to stop playing on an empty stomach. It’s making him crazy.

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Also see: Claudio Marchisio sent off with red card for this play

GIFs via @myregularface and SB Nation

Mike Tyson on Luis Suarez biting an opponent: ‘It happens’

Luis-Suarez-biteLiverpool striker Luis Suarez has a biting problem. The 26-year-old has been at the center of a number of controversies throughout his career, but the biting seems to generate the most buzz. As you can see from the video above, Suarez appeared to bite Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in the arm during a match over the weekend. In November of 2010, Suarez was given a seven-game ban by the Dutch FA for biting a different opponent.

As a result of his most recent incident, Suarez has been slapped with a massive fine from his club. An investigation from the FA will determine how long his latest ban will be, but it is expected to be quite significant.

Now onto the good stuff. Mike Tyson recently decided to start following Suarez on Twitter. See the connection there? During an appearance on “The David Glenn Show” on Monday, Iron Mike was asked about it.

“I just sort of got on the the Twitter thing and I said hey, um, this is an interesting guy, let me follow him, check him out, see what his journey’s all about,” Tyson explained, via The Big Lead. “You know, he bit somebody, you know it happens, you know what I mean? I’m sure he made amends with his guy, I made amends with Evander (Holyfield), and we go on with our lives.”

I’m sure Suarez can take comfort knowing that he’s not the only professional athlete in the world who can be classified as a “biter.” It does appear that Tyson and Holyfield have buried the hatchet judging by jokes like this, but Suarez’s incident is a bit more fresh.

For what it’s worth, Ivanovic has not accepted Suarez apology. Perhaps he will some day. If Holyfield can get over Tyson nearly costing him an ear, I’m sure Ivanovic will get past some bite marks on his arm. That being said, Suarez needs to go.