Luis Suarez faces two-year ban after allegedly biting Giorgio Chiellini

Suarez could be banned for two years after yet another biting incident

6/25/14 in Soccer   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Jun 24, 2014; Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, BRAZIL; Uruguay forward Luis Suarez (9) reacts to being stopped on a close in shot during the second half of their 1-0 win over Italy in a 2014 World Cup game at Estadio das Dunas. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY SportsLuis Suarez apparently has a very serious biting problem, and it could cost him big-time now, after he allegedly bit Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay's 3-1 win over the Italians.

Suarez could be facing a 2-year ban, which is a huge step up from his 7- and 10-game bans he received after previous biting incidents.

FIFA officials are reviewing the video and will determine whether or not to issue a punishment for Suarez, one of the best players on the Uruguayan side.

Suarez says the bite was incidental, and that there's too much emphasis being placed on it:
"These are things that happen on the pitch, we were both in the area, he thrust his shoulder into me. These things happen on the pitch, and we don't have to give them so much (importance)."

That would be a fine excuse if he didn't already have an extensive history of biting his opponents. It might be a little hard to talk your way out of this one, Luis.
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6/25/14   |   Scott   |   54648 respect

Suarez certainly has lived up to his nickname "The Cannibal"