Old Trafford legend blasts controversial genius.
Manchester United favourite Paul Scholes has accused Luis Suarez of embarrassing his family after the Liverpool star bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the FIFA World Cup on Tuesday.
Scholes says that Suarez, who has now bitten three opponents during his senior football career, also let his club and his country down.
Suarez sunk his teeth into Chiellini’s shoulder late on in Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Italy.
The result saw Uruguay progress to the last 16, but Suarez is likely to be banned for the remainder of the tournament, with FIFA having opened disciplinary proceeding against him.
Scholes now blogs for Irish bookmaker Paddy Power and he did not hold back in his criticism of Suarez in his latest post.
He wrote: “Suarez embarrassed his club, country and family.
“He will feel terrible tonight, and the entire incident is such a shame because he’s a tremendous player.
“But people will remember Suarez now for his biting antics at this World Cup rather than his supreme footballing ability.
“Banning him for the rest of the World Cup is not enough, because Colombia will beat Uruguay in their next game anyway.”
Suarez was banned for seven club matches for biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal while playing for Ajax in 2010.
In April 2013, he repeated the offence by chomping into Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic – an act that resulted in a 10-game suspension.
Suarez has four years left to run on his current Liverpool contract, but, prior to his bite on Chiellini, he was heavily linked with a summer move to La Liga, with Real Madrid and Barcelona reportedly keen on his services.