The Uruguayan Federation claims bite marks from Luis Suarez on Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder were ‘photoshopped.’
The Liverpool striker is the subject of a FIFA investigation after he was caught on camera biting the Italy defender during yesterday’s World Cup game in Natal.
Despite video evidence and photographs showing a clear bite mark on Chiellini’s shoulder, the Uruguayan FA are preparing an interesting approach to their defence.
Their lawyers will maintain the images of bite marks were ‘photoshopped’ to make the incident look more serious than it was.
“The accusations against Suarez are unfounded and we will prove it in the opportune venues,” director Alejandro Balbi told Sport Witness.
However, it remains to be seen how they will counter the video from several different cameras showing Suarez clamping his jaws around Chiellini’s shoulder.
Uruguay have until 21.00 BST to respond to the allegations, which could see Suarez banned for anything up to two years, as it would be the third time in his career that he has been caught biting an opponent.