Well anyone who says soccer is boring might think differently after Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Italy, in which Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini collided with Uruguay’s Luis Suárez, and Suárez appears to bite the Italian’s shoulder.
(Sound familiar? We watched Mike Tyson take a chunk out of Evander Holyfield’s ear and we were suprised when he got a face tattoo?)
Turns out this is the third time Suárez–whom the media has dubbed “Cannibal” and “Soccer Vampire” among other names–has broken out the fava beans and chianti. Chomping on opponents has gotten him suspended before, and appears it will again, only this time on the world’s largest soccer stage.
Making things worse, Italian coach Cesare Prandelli resigned after the loss that knocked the team out of the tournament.
At least Mario Balotelli, Italy’s first black player to appear in a major tournament, is for once not in the spotlight for being the victim of racist threats or the subject of “King Kong” cartoons.