Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could once again be in trouble after appearing to bite an Italian opponent Tuesday in a key World Cup qualifying game.
The incident, shown on television replays, showed Suarez apparently bite the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini as the pair clashed in the Italian penalty area. It happened about a minute before Uruguay scored in the 81st and won the match.
It wasn't the first time Suarez used his teeth on the pitch. Suarez was sanctioned with a heavy ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the English premier League in 2013. Before that, he was hit with a seven-game ban in 2010 for biting a player in the Dutch Eredivisie.
FIFA can sanction players for biting with bans of up to two years.
News of the bite spread quickly on social media where users posted funny quips about the cannibalistic scene.
Watch a grown man bite another grown man on television https://t.co/VxTkhkrp0C
— Stephanie Haberman (@StephLauren) June 24, 2014
I guess any part of the body is up for eating.
— Evander Holyfield (@holyfield) June 24, 2014
— MLB (@MLB) June 24, 2014
— Mark Robinson (@robboma3) June 24, 2014
— Ian Buckley (@ianbuckley1988) June 24, 2014
Suarez bit this dude..... That's hilarious lol, the Mike Tyson of the pitch. #cannibal
— Aumit Leon (@Leonmatic) June 24, 2014
— Camilla Evans (@camillaevans) June 24, 2014
Yooooo Suarez is hungry for a goal and hungry for uh... Chielini too? #Cannibal
— Barney Stinson (@ConnorRyan04) June 24, 2014