A fresh Luis Suarez biting controversy was ignited and then soon put out on Tuesday evening, after footage emerged of him allegedly biting a Manchester City player.
The incident occurred on the Etihad stadium on Tuesday evening during Barcelona’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the Champions League, where Suarez scored two goals.
And after cameras caught a coming together between Suarez and City defender Martin Demeichelis, the world of Twitter soon erupted with allegations that the Uruguayan forward had bitten his opponent. You can check out the footage below.
Trying to bite AGAIN Suarez? My god. pic.twitter.com/ekEHgskZTw
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) February 24, 2015
There’s no denying the fact that the clip shows Demichelis putting his hand up to try and stop Suarez from running, who in returns then lowers his face to the hand.
Because of the fact that Suarez has been found guilty of biting opposition players on three separate occasions, this immediately led to fevered speculation that he had done so again.
— The Independent (@Independent) February 25, 2015
However the footage was way too grainy to tell if that was actually the case. But a new camera angle of the incident has now emerged that proves Suarez didn’t come close to biting the Argentinian center-back.
It’s quite clear that when Demichelis’ hand touched Suarez’s face, it actually went beneath the striker’s chin rather than into his mouth.
In fact, Manchester City’s spokesman immediately tried to downplay the incident after the match when it was suggested that Suarez had been up to his cannibalistic ways again.
“The incident was not discussed by Demichelis or anyone else at City after the game, indicating the defender had no sense of grievance.”
Back in 2010, while playing for Ajax, Luis Suarez was found guilty of biting Otman Bakkal’s shoulder during a contest in the Dutch league.
Then in April, 2013, Suarez, now playing for Liverpool, was once again caught biting the arm of Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. On both occasions, he was given severe bans and fines.
Suarez then preposterously repeated the offense during last summer’s World Cup, when he was filmed biting Giorgio Chiellini while Uruguay played Italy. This then resulted in him being banned from nine matches in world football.
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