Uruguayan press claims Luis Suarez bite is a conspiracy


Luis Suarez’s alleged bite of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini is the gift that keeps on giving it seems. There’s the steadfast denial of wrongdoing by Suarez, the clear picture of Chiellini with Suarez’s teeth marks on his shoulder and now we’ve got the Uruguayan press claiming it is all made up.

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According to the report in The Guardian, Uruguayan television station Tenfield admitted that Suarez’s face struck Chiellini, but there wasn’t an issue until the English press made it one in the post game press conference.

Stand by your man, we all get it. But turning a blind eye to evidence we all can easily see is a bit much. It’s like the kid who doesn’t want to believe his role model isn’t who he thought he was after meeting him.

Technically speaking, there wasn’t a foul called on the pitch and the ref did nothing about it despite Chiellini attempting to show him the bite mark.

Yet, Tenfield went off the deep end in defending Suarez, saying the following, “In the TV replay, as viewed in the press area, it appears that Luisito’s face comes in contact with Chiellini without it being clear whether he bites him as was claimed by those – especially the English – who were keen to play down Uruguay’s victory.”

Tenfield then went on to make it clear as to why the English press were keen to play down Uruguay’s victory—a cover up of a disputed goal in the 1966 World Cup final that won the championship for England, according to The Guardian.

“British reporters, in the press conference, asked Óscar Tabárez three times about the incident, saying that: ‘Suárez bit Chiellini.’ Their intention was Fifa should expel Luisito. It would be good if these Englishmen remember how they won the World Cup in 1966 with a ball which was not a goal.”

It appears this all stems from the Uruguayan press’ want to focus on the La Celeste and its berth in the round of 16. Yet, it appears those in the press are more adept at sticking their collective head in the sand over objective reporting. Keep standing by your man Uruguayan press.