Luis Suarez told Uruguay media about the bite on Giorgio Chiellini. “These things happen in the box.”
The Liverpool striker risks a lengthy ban, reportedly as much as six months at international and club level, after he was caught biting Chiellini’s shoulder.
“These things happen in the box,” Suarez was quoted as telling Uruguayan media.
“We were in contact, chest against shoulder, and I got a knock to the eye.”
Yet when Suarez fell, he was clearly holding on to his teeth in pain, while Chiellini showed a visible bite mark.
This is incredibly the third time in his career that Suarez has been caught on camera biting an opponent.
“Suarez is a sneak and he gets away with it because FIFA want their stars to play in the World Cup,” said Chiellini on Sky Sport Italia.
“I’d love to see if they have the courage to use video evidence against him.
“The referee saw the bite mark too, but he did nothing about it.”