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World Cup 2014

Bite victim Holyfield joins Twitter talk on 'jaws' Suarez

Published on Jun 25, 2014 9:41 AM
Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini shows an apparent bitemark by Uruguay forward Luis Suarez 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. -- PHOTO: AFP

MONTEVIDEO (AFP) - Uruguay striker Luis Suarez sparked a Twitter storm with his World Cup bite scandal, from pictures of him with a muzzle to a reaction from once-bitten boxing legend Evander Holyfield.

Uruguay’s 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday, which qualified them to the second round at the European team’s expense, was overshadowed by allegations Suarez got away with biting defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder.

“I guess any part of the body is up for eating,” wrote Holyfield, whose ear was partly chomped off by rival Mike Tyson in a 1997 heavyweight fight.

Other social media users published photo montages of the Liverpool forward, who had been sanctioned twice before for biting players in the Netherlands and England.

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