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Soccer Bite! Mexican League Player Suspended Two Games for Sensual Nibbling of Opponent (Video)
For a long time I wondered why biting seems to be so prevalent in soccer. Then it hit me: it’s the no hands thing. Players are so used to not using their hands, they bite each other instead of hitting or grabbing.
The soccer bite we have for you today comes from Mexico’s Liga MX. On Saturday, Venezuela’s Juan Arango, a veteran midfielder for Tijuana, was caught on camera taking a bite out of the left shoulder of Monterrey midfielder Jesus Zavala.
The bite didn’t draw blood and, in all honesty, it looks like Arango got mostly jersey. But his teeth definitely clamped down, and Zavala insisted that bite marks were visible. So a “local disciplinary commission” (whatever that is) issued a two-game suspension—which is actually pretty light when you consider how FIFA handled the Luis Suarez situation at the 2014 World Cup.
Take a look:
Tijuana officials said on Tuesday that they also punished Arango for his actions. And while they declined to say how, one has to assume it involved a rolled up newspaper and a whack on the hind quarters.
Hat Tip – [Yahoo Sports]