See Uruguay’s Luis Suárez Bite an Opponent at the World Cup

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Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez (L) reacts past Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014.   AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO
Luis Suarez and Italy's Giorgio Chiellini. Photo: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

Uruguay’s Luis Suárez was suspended for two games in 2010 for biting an opponent, and then suspended for ten more last year after biting another. He was at it again at the World Cup today, appearing to bite Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay's 1–0 win over Italy that advanced Uruguay to the knockout round and eliminated the Italians. Suárez, who was also suspended in 2011 for racial abuse of an opponent, was not given a card by the referee in today's match.

Here's the bite:

Chiellini showed the mark on his shoulder to the ref in an attempt to draw a card for Suárez, but to no avail.

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 24:  Giorgio Chiellini of Italy pulls down his shirt after a clash with Luis Suarez of Uruguay (not pictured) as Gaston Ramirez of Uruguay looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas on June 24, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Photo: Julian Finney/2014 Getty Images

Though the sight of Suárez holding his teeth in pain might have also tipped off the referee that something was up.

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 24:  Luis Suarez of Uruguay and Giorgio Chiellini of Italy react after a clash during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas on June 24, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Photo: Matthias Hangst/2014 Getty Images

One Vine user has helpfully combined all of Suarez's career bites into one clip:

Meanwhile, a Twitter user has a suggestion for how to control Suárez in the future: