As soon as Luis Suarez took a bite out of Giorgio Chiellini yesterday during the final winner-take-all group stage game between Uruguay and Italy, you knew right away it would become an internet meme. After all, Suarez is one of the most polarizing figures in soccer, a guy who already had two biting suspensions in his career. And whenever something really crazy happens in the world of sports, the internet is all over it.
Of course, in this case, with the entire world watching a huge game in the world’s biggest sporting event, the meme exploded like a supernova. And today I’ve got a fairly comprehensive list of the best Suarez bite memes and tweets the internet could come up with.
Take a look, have a good laugh, and then take a moment to feel sorry for the good people of Uruguay. They’re team will likely be without their best player for the remainder of the tournament because he acts like a petulant toddler.
If you can't beat them, don't join them. That's for suckers. Eat them. They're delicious.
29. If You Can't Beat 'Em...
Hockey has the Gordie Howe hat trick. Soccer has the Suarez hat trick.
28. The Suarez Hat Trick
Actually, I'm surprised Suarez doesn't have his own special blend of herbs and spices. It would fly off grocery store shelves.
27. Needs Salt
A nice effort, but the little inset of Suarez biting Chiellini isn't necessary. We all get why it's funny.
26. Mmmm Chicken
Funny, yes. But why does this person have a large purple stuffed chipmunk?
25. Suarez the Chipmunk
Ricky Gervais has a point. Suarez does resemble a beaver. Have you seen the guy's protruding teeth?
24. Suarez the Beaver
Actually, this should be FIFA's punishment. He can either be banned for the rest of the 2014 World Cup, or he could sit on the streets of Sao Paolo with a teething ring in his mouth for two hours. Let the man chose between going home early and totally humiliation.
Obviously, HuffPost UK wins the award for best English language Suarez headline. It's truly first rate.
22. Chewy Luis
Think how much less funny this whole thing would have been if Suarez had bitten a Nigerian or something.
21. Italian Food
Damn, Luis Suarez, you just got owned by a candy bar.
20. Snickers Burn
Brace yourselves. More dog-related Suarez bite memes are coming.
19. Suarez Being Subbed Off
Very funny. But at the risk of bursting everyone's bubble, the cones prevent dogs from biting themselves when they have skin issues or scars. They can still bite others.
18. The Cone of Shame
Now that's some quality photoshoppin'.
17. Animal Control
One of the captions I saw for this one was something like, "Suarez's kit for 2014/15."
Cesar Millan always says he rehabilitates dogs and trains people. But what the hell would he do with Luis Suarez?
15. The Dog Whisperer
Come on, I know Budweiser if the official beer of the World Cup, but Buds have twist-offs.
14. Suarez Bottle Opener
I'm pretty sure that's the grill Tuco wore on Breaking Bad. I don't know if Suarez is that crazy.
13. The Golden Bite Award
Nice effort, SB Nation, but Dracula usually has a nasty pair of fangs, too.
12. Count Suarezula
Actually, maybe Sesame Street can try to teach Suarez not to bite. That might work.
11. One, Two, Three! Three Bites!
Still no fangs, SB Nation? Come on, get your sh*t together.
10. Team Luis
See, that's more like it. Vampires have fangs.
9. True Blood
Obviously, we're on a roll with the movie-based Suarez bite memes. Let's just keep the ball rolling a little bit longer...
Hannibal Suarez or Luis Lecter. Either way, you get the idea. He likes to eat people with side of chianti and a nice glass of chianti.
7. Hannibal Suarez
Epic photoshop. I don't know if @FootyHumour did it, but whoever it was has my utmost respect.
6. The Walking Suarez
This one just goes to show you that Nickelback haters will never hesitate to slip a Nickelback burn into any conversation.
5. Haters Gonna Hate
Suarez should totally sign a licensing deal so somebody would actually make this. It would make great Christmas present for the soccer fan in our family.
4. Hungry Hungry Suarez
If the BBC commentators can't figure out goal line technology, I can only imagine the trouble they'd have with this.
3. Bite Line Technology
See, Giorgia Chiellini is actually pretty lucky Suarez didn't go for the brisket or sirloin. That would have been really painful.
2. Know Your Cuts of Meat
Of course, few people know more about the subject of getting bit during a sporting event than Evander Holyfield. And it did not take him very long to weigh in with the greatest tweet of his life.
Well done, Evander. Well done.