Yesterday, when Uruguayan soccer player, Luis Suarez, took a bite out of an Italian soccer player during their match, the internet just about exploded. At first there was debate about whether or not Suarez actually bit Giorgio Chiellini. The footage was pretty undeniable.
Another angle of the Suarez bite! WOW. http://t.co/OoKEdlWZan— Football Vines (@FootballVines) June 25, 2014
What came next, besides all of the hilarious tweets, vines and photoshopped pictures, was even creepier. Not only has Suarez bit people before but 167 people bet that he would during the World Cup.
167 people cashed in on bet that Luis Suarez would bite someone at World Cup http://t.co/wRSrPzhv0I— For The Win (@ForTheWin) June 24, 2014
A Norwegian gambling website put up a prop bet before the World Cup started for "175-to-1 odds that Luis Suarez would bite someone during the tournament." 167 people took that bet and one winner collected $3,300.
Here's another angle of the Luis Suarez bite. http://t.co/L07rDEJmVD— Football Vines (@Vine_Football) June 25, 2014
Companies are also cashing in on the Suarez spotlight. Snickers posted a particularly funny ad on twitter yesterday.
Hungry? Come grab a bite with us! 😂 pic.twitter.com/2TouSjy4DB— myBurgerLab (@myBurgerLab) June 25, 2014
But all this publicity will ultimately be bad news for Suarez. Althought the ref didn't take any action during the game, FIFA began a desciplinary proceeding today and will decide what must be done with the now notorious biter. If he is found guilty, he could potentially be banned from the sport for two years.
#Suarez told reporters I am sweet guy, I'm bite size, like candy— Cracka Don® Comedy (@CrackaDon1) June 25, 2014
Suarez did try to defend himself saying it was an accident and thing's happen but nobody's biting. GET IT. GET IT. Alright, alright, are we ready to move on from the bite yet?
The 24 hour cycle on Suarez bite jokes is almost up. Let's move on.Though it's been hilarious, yet slightly tasteless. Dang, I did it again— Carolin Roth (@CarolinCNBC) June 25, 2014
We're ready to move on....after just a few more tweets.
Terabytes of pictures. Gigabytes of articles. Megabytes of tweets. It all started with one bite. #Suarez— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) June 25, 2014
According to @Google, there are 20 times more searches for Suarez’s bite than for snake, spider, tick, fly, dog and mosquito bites combined!— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 25, 2014
Luis Suarez Yelp reviews of other teams' deliciousness. "Delightful, earthy tones. Would bite again."— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) June 24, 2014
The worst decision on the soccer pitch yesterday wasn't the bite but the Italian showing off his Nickelback tattoo pic.twitter.com/JkGMI6kPn0— Grady Cahill (@Grady_has_HILL) June 25, 2014
Finally, a picture from the Luis Suarez bite that isn't photoshopped! pic.twitter.com/5x0J01GXTG— Sunday League Footy (@SundayChants) June 25, 2014
Ok, ok, that's it.
Goodnight. Sleep tight. Don't let the notorious international soccer superstars bite.— Jason Gay (@jasonWSJ) June 25, 2014
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