2014 World Cup: What Makes Luis Suarez Want To Bite Opponents?

By Collin Ruby
Matthias Hangst - Getty Images Sports
Matthias Hangst – Getty Images Sports

In a game that would decide which team gets to go to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup, Luis Suarez went back to his old tricks.

Similar to what he did to Branislav Ivanovic and Otman Bakkal, Suarez was at it again when he bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder. What is going on with Suarez? Is he just a player who gets caught up in the match, or does he have a screw loose? This behavior has happened twice already, and it makes soccer players around the world sick to their stomachs. This type of action does not belong in the game.

Luckily for Suarez, he was not awarded a card of any color and no punishment was given. Chances are he will be suspended for the rest of the tournament after an investigation.

He is a goal scorer and that is what teams want, but there is something else going on with Suarez. One can’t just bite three people and be labeled perfectly healthy. This guy is mentally unstable. He wants to do everything to win, but biting people is not the way to go about it.

This game was incredibly close the whole way, and Diego Godin scored a goal to put Uruguay into the second stage. Coming into the game, Uruguay was down by one on goal differential to the Italians and was able to snag a late-game winner. Despite the win and the advancement, however, Suarez and this incident will overshadow this momentous occasion for Uruguay, and that is a shame.

Collin Ruby is a Soccer Writer for RantSports.com, follow him on Twitter @Collin_Ruby

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