Mike Tyson Defends Liverpool's Luis Suarez On Biting Incident

By Phil Naegely
Mike Tyson
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Liverpool player Luis Saurez bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a 2-2 draw between the squads. After the incident, the Twitter world reacted to Saurez’s biting incident. It isn’t the first time Suarez has been caught biting another soccer player. He received a seven-game ban for his last incident.

On Tuesday, boxer Mike Tyson defended Saurez. Tyson had his own similar incident during heavyweight fight in 1997 when he bit off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear.

“He (Suarez) bit someone, it happens,” Tyson said on the Dave Glenn radio show. “I am sure he will make amends with this guy. I made amends with Evander and we got on with our lives.”

Well, Tyson biting an opponent doesn’t happen that often and when it does, the world is shocked. It is not a normal human function unless you are a cannibal. Sports athletes have done some crazy things over the years, but biting others is unacceptable and shouldn’t be tolerated by soccer governing bodies or athletic teams.

I don’t think being banned from the sport is necessary, but a suspension and a hefty fine is an adequate punishment for biting another person.

Suarez has now bitten an opponent twice, and he should not do it again. Tyson should understand that normal athletes and people do not bite on a regular basis, and a public out roar when an athlete bites another is warranted.

Phil Naegely is a Soccer writer for RantSports.com. Like him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter @pnaegelyRS and add him to your circles on Google.

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