Tuesday June 24 2014
Chiellini: 'FIFA protect Suarez'

Giorgio Chiellini thinks FIFA won’t punish Luis Suarez for biting him, “as they need their stars to play in the World Cup.”

The defender was furious after the 1-0 defeat to Uruguay and made Jose Mourinho’s famous ‘handcuffs’ gesture to officials.

“It was absolutely shameful. The game was decided by the referee and if one team should’ve gone through it was us,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“Sending Marchisio off and not carding Suarez was decisive. There were other incidents and a different reatment in the first half too.

“As long as we had 11 men, we were in control and Uruguay were never dangerous. Obviously with 10 men in the last half-hour it was tough and we suffered, then were punished by a set play.

“Suarez is a sneak and he gets away with it because FIFA want their stars to play in the World Cup. 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.”

Incredibly, this is the third time in his career that Liverpool striker Suarez has bitten an opponent.

Cesare Prandelli hinted he would consider resigning as Italy Coach after this group phase exit.

“In my view we should continue with Prandelli, but this is not the time to think about the future, as we are all too angry.”

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