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Luis Suarez's well-publicized chomp on opponent Branislav Ivanovic's forearm has attracted a lot of attention around the world. There are video games, viral memes and even fake severed arms being thrown on to the soccer pitch — all mocking the Liverpool soccer star's infamous bite.
Now a mother, identified as "Sharon from Wales," believes Suarez is to blame after her son was bitten by another child at school Monday morning, reports goal.com.
Suarez came under a lot of criticism — and is facing a lengthy ban from the English Football Association — after biting Chelsea's Ivanovic during a soccer match Sunday. And now the mother is claiming her son was the victim of a "copycat" attack at his school.
The concerned woman told BBC 5Live: "I had a phone call from the school headmistress earlier this morning saying that my son had been involved in a biting incident with another child and it appears to be a copycat of the Luis Suarez incident yesterday."
Although the mother did not know for certain whether the child, who has been suspended from the school, was copying Suarez, Bacon quizzed the caller about whether she blamed the Premier League top scorer for the incident at school.
"I think if this [Suarez biting Ivanovic] hadn't have happened yesterday then my son wouldn't have been bitten today," she said.
Asked whether it was fair to place some of the blame on Suarez, the mom replied: "He [Suarez] shouldn't have done what he did. He is an adult. You expect biting from children in nursery not from professional players, especially somebody with the high status that Suarez has got.
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"These children are 10, 11 years old. What Luis Suarez did yesterday, he didn't even get sent off. He may have been fined now... but when my son was bitten this morning, that other child did not know that Luis Suarez was going to get that punishment.
"So as far as this other child may perceive, Luis Suarez has bitten somebody and he's had no comeuppance for it."
The child who was bitten wasn't seriously injured, but teachers told the mother that there would be bruising on his arm.
It sounds like Suarez is in for a real chewing out if he ever runs into this mom.
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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will be offered anger management counseling after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, the Professional Footballers' Association revealed on Monday.
Suarez has apologized for his "inexcusable behavior" after the incident during the 2-2 draw at Anfield that has left the Uruguay international facing the prospect of a lengthy ban....
The FA have handed Liverpool striker Luis Suarez a 10-game ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in Sunday's Premier League match.
Suarez pleaded guilty to a Football Association charge of violent conduct on Tuesday but rejected the governing body's claim that an automatic three-match suspension was "clearly insufficient".
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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's 10-game ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has attracted differing reactions on Twitter.
Here TEAMtalk carries comments on how the ban has been received.
Joseph Barton @Joey7Barton: Think its a fair ban for Suarez. Mine was 2 longer and deservedly so in my eyes. Liverpool and the player, shouldn't appeal. Its a fair ban!
Luis Suarez is reportedly considering his future in English football after receiving a 10-game ban for his bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.
Liverpool said they and the player were "shocked" by the verdict of the Football Association's disciplinary commission on Wednesday and are awaiting the written reasons as to why seven games were added to the striker...
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Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina has criticised Luis Suarez's 10-match ban for biting as "absurd, out of proportion and unfair".
The Uruguay international was handed the punishment after an independent panel decided the incident involving Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic warranted additional punishment above the statutory three-game suspension for violent conduct.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Columnist The next time Luis Suarez gets the urge to sink his teeth into an opponent, let's hope his victim is someone other than Branislav Ivanovic.
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The FA have announced today that they have charged Luis Suarez of Liverpool with violent conduct after he took a bite out of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during yesterday’s game. Luis Suarez – taking a bite out of the Chelsea defender The incident was not seen by match officials, and therefore can be subsequentl reviewed [...]
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