Suarez Dealt Suspension for On-field Bite

|
News,World

Uruguay's Luis Suarez is dealt a four-month suspension following a bizarre biting incident during a game against Italy Tuesday. (June 26)

SHOTLIST:

AP PHOTOS - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Natal, Brazil - June 24, 2014

1. Various STILLS Uruguay's Luis Suarez (in white) and Italy's Giorgio Chillini (in blue) after biting incident

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Rio de Janiero, Brazil - June 26, 2014

2. Various of people posing in front of an ad showing Luis Suarez's teeth

AP PHOTOS - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Natal, Brazil - June 24, 2014

3. STILL of Uruguay team celebrating after match

4. STILL of Giorgio Chillini showing bite mark on shoulder

5. Various STILLS Uruguay's Luis Suarez (in white) and Italy's Giorgio Chillini (in blue) after biting incident

TV GLOBO - NO ACCESS BRAZIL

Natal, Brazil - June 26, 2014

6. Wide of Suarez hugging a member of the Uruguay delegation on balcony of team hotel

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Rio de Janiero, Brazil - June 26, 2014

7. Various of people posing in front of an ad showing Luis Suarez's teeth

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Moss, no other name given, England football fan

9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mike Thunderberg, Pablo Carroga, Ryan Gomez, USA football fans

10. Wide of people posing in front of poster

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Natal, Brazil - June 25, 2014

11. Uruguay players at practice

AP PHOTOS - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Natal, Brazil - June 24, 2014

12. Still of Suarez

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

COMING OFF A BIZARRE STUNT IN TUESDAY'S GAME AGAINST ITALY - IT LOOKS LIKE URUGUAY'S LUIS SUAREZ HAS REALLY GIVEN THE PUBLIC

SOMETHING TO SINK THEIR TEETH INTO.

SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Jorge Milles, Uruguay football fan:

"LOCO LOCO LOCO!"

Uruguay may have won the game shortly after SUARREZ took A BITE OUT OF GIORGIO CHILLINI...but the team has lost its forward for the rest of the World Cup.

FIFA BANNED HIM FOR FOUR MONTHS_ one of the longest bans in tournament history_ a reflection of Suarez's history of biting players.

HE was forced to say GOODBYE TO HIS TEAM THURSDAY.

THIS POSTER IN DOWNTOWN RIO.. ISN'T HELPING HIS IMAGE.

SOUNDBITE (English) Moss, no other name given, England football fan

"Someone who's just bitten someone on a football pitch is not a great example on a world stage in front of children."

SOUNDBITE: (English) Mike Thunderberg, Pablo Carroga, Ryan Gomez, USA football fans

"Why bite though, like? He doesn't need to be biting people"

THE PENALTY WILL KEEP SUAREZ FROM THE FIRST TWO MONTHS OF PLAY WITH HIS HOME TEAM OF LIVERPOOL IN ENGLAND.

CONSIDERED ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST PLAYERS, SUAREZ WILL HAVE TO WATCH FROM THE SIDELINES FAR FROM BRAZIL.

ROBERT BUMSTED.. ASSOCIATED PRESS.

View article comments Leave a comment

More from washingtonexaminer.com