Unless you've been living under a rock or are just not a fan of the World Cup (in which case, sorry, we can't be friends), you probably know that Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is in hot water after allegedly biting a player from Italy's team during their key Group D game on Tuesday.
The incident occurred during the second half of the game when Suarez appeared to sink his teeth into the shoulder of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini while the two were going for a loose ball late in the second half of the game. FIFA has already opened a disciplinary proceeding against the play and given that this is the THIRD incident of its kind in his career (is this guy part vampire or something?) Suarez is in danger of being banned from the World Cup for up to two years.
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On the bright side--well for us, not for him--the Internet reacted to the allegations exactly the way you'd predict: by creating all sorts of memes featuring close-ups of Suarez's fangs ... er, I mean, teeth. And they are pretty much comedic gold!
Of course, the most important part of the game is that Uruguay won the match, effectively sending Italy--one of the tournament's frontrunners--home and crushing tons of Italian fans' hearts everywhere. Their huge win should and is a great moment of victory for the country. Unfortunately, it's been pretty much overshadowed by the bite felt 'round the world.
If Suarez is found guilty or admits to the charge, FIFA rules call for a ban of at least two matches or up to two years--which could seriously hurt the team's chances going forward. A decision must be made before Uruguay's Round of 16 match against Colombia Saturday.
I was rooting for Uruguay, even though they're not my team and was happy to see them win. Still, nothing excuses dirty playing and even I couldn't help but wince at the footage of Suarez's alleged bite. And I definitely couldn't stop myself from giggling at the rest of the world's reactions to it! See some of my favorite Suarez bite memes below:
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