More than he can chew? Suarez spoofs flood Internet
The Uruguay football player sank his teeth in Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder on Wednesday
It seems Luis Suarez bit off more than he can chew as social media spoofs come flooding in after his biting misdemeanor during the recent World Cup match between Uruguay and Italy.
The Uruguay football player sank his teeth in Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder on Wednesday and was officially charged by FIFA’s disciplinary committee.
World Cup fans are responding by flooding the Internet with spoof photos of the incident.
In one of the photos, Suarez was pictured with the text “Suajaws,” a twist on the thriller movie “Jaws.” He was also depicted as an actual shark swimming with his jaws open, ready to strike.
Suarez was also photo edited to look like Dracula in one of the spoof memes circulating the Internet, in the edited picture he is seen bending over a sleeping lady, aiming for her throat.
Other photos circulating the Internet depict Suarez as a can opener with his jaws widely set open, or as Hannibal the flesh eating human, or even as a dog with a neck cone, which some pet owners use to make sure their pooches don’t bite anyone.
Although some may see Suarez’s biting incident a laughing issue, Adidas, one of Suarez’s major sponsors, seem to be at the edge of their seats waiting for FIFA’s final verdict on whether he is to face a suspension.
“Adidas is aware of the issue involving Luis Suarez. We await Fifa’s full investigation into this matter and will respond accordingly,” a spokesperson for Adidas was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
Another sponsor, poker game provider 888, said it is seriously reviewing its deal with the striker.
In a statement released to a Uruguayan radio station, Aljandro Balbi, Suarez’s lawyer, said that “there’s a lot of pressure from England and Italy” to have Suarez banned from playing because of what happened and because Italy was eliminated.
The lawyer also added that Suarez was being targeted by European football chiefs because he is a threat to other teams’ chances of winning the World Cup.
This is not the first time Suarez has been investigated for biting. In 2010, he was banned from playing seven games after biting PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal while playing for Dutch club Ajax and in 2013, the striker received a ten-game suspension in England for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a Premier League game.