Ridiculously, the Uruguayan FA are backing the biter…
Uruguayan publication Ovacion have published a report which outlines the case the Uruguayan FA put forward in the defence of striker Luis Suarez.
On Tuesday, during his country’s final group match against Italy, the Liverpool owned striker, who has been plagued by a number of controversial incidents in the past, was caught biting defender Giorgio Chiellini. Teeth marks were visible on the centre-back’s shoulder, and the Italy defender was visibly angered afterwards.
Despite clear video evidence, Suarez and his country’s footballing hierarchy are rejecting the claims…
Uruguayan FA chief Wilmar Valdez presented a defence to FIFA in Rio de Janeiro this afternoon, accompanied by lawyers Alejandro Balbi, Ernesto Dehl, Juan Ceretta, Horacio Pintos and Jorge Barrera.
Bizarrely, the defence included images and videos, and claimed that the altercation was simply a ‘coming together’, and that no bite actually took place.
The player himself has been the subject of worldwide media criticism, and there are questions over whether he’ll ever be able to international football again after bringing the game into disrepute for biting an opponent for the third time.
His club Liverpool may choose to sell so that there name is no further dragged through the mud, but it appears that his country are remaining fiercely, if rather blindly, loyal.
Here at Caught Offside, we reckon the evidence is pretty damming, which means Suarez has either claimed to his FA he didn’t do it – or more likely, that the Uruguayan FA are doing everything in their power to keep the player from being banned during this tournament.