In case you’ve been under a rock for the past couple days, a dude did this during a Tuesday World Cup match:
That’s Uruguay ( / Liverpool) striker Luis Suarez. Italy’s Mario Balotelli had been subbed out, making it fairly easy to say that he was also the best player on the field at that point in the match (I’d argue he’s better than Balotelli, but, let’s save that for another day).
“Dave, what the hell? Is he…”
“And he’s, like, good?”
Really, really good. He led the Premier League in goals last season.
This is also the third time he’s been caught biting an opposing player.
“Seriously, WHAT THE HELL?!”
So glad you asked.
Suarez complains to the ref as much as anybody on the field. He flops in ways so brazen, I’d bet they raise Vlade Divac’s eyebrow. He constantly looks like somebody farted in his nearby vicinity. He also inspired this text, from my buddy Matt, in the aftermath of Tuesday’s chomping scandal:
Suarez vaulted into my top five favorite current footballers after that bite today. He is a true villain, and the world is better for it.
I couldn’t agree more, and that’s only partially because I’m a shameless Liverpool homer.