LiverpoolDownload App

Luis Suarez: Twitter Reacts to Liverpool Star's Bite on Chelsea's Ivanovic

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 07:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield on April 7, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Vince SiuChief Writer IIINovember 20, 2016

Apparently, there was an important game at Anfield on Sunday. Liverpool drew 2-2 against Chelsea as Rafael Benitez returned to his former stomping ground, but as always, Luis Suarez stole all the headlines by biting Branislav Ivanovic's shoulder in the second half.

We'll leave the rest of the game over to B/R's Michael Cummings in his post-match write-up; for now, let's focus on the bite itself and what reactions it has already attracted in its immediate wake.

It's not Suarez's first time flirting with controversy at Liverpool, of course, and it's not even his first time biting an opponent. Back in Ajax, Suarez earned the nickname "The Cannibal" for biting PSV Eindhoven's Otman Bakkal.

But this latest episode in Suarez's crazy antics in the Liverpool shirt must upstage all of his previous incidents, and true to our expectations, Twitter exploded with all the wit and outrage we could hope for after the bite.


Twitter Reaction

Let's not forget that Suarez, ever the headline-hogger, scored a last-gasp equalizer for the Reds in the 96th minute. So here's Jim Proudfoot with the zinger...

Of course, the fact that biting an opponent is such an incomprehensible act led Forbes' Zach Slaton to ponder about the exact psychology happening in Suarez's mind...

Then there's ESPNFC's James Tyler quoting the legendary Brian Clough on the principles of football. Or maybe not.

Here's Arsenal fan @gunnerpunner, who couldn't resist pondering the possible repercussions that Suarez might face...

But the Daily Mail's Adam Crafton took a slightly more serious interpretation of proceedings:

Liverpool writer Paul Tomkins also wondered whether Suarez should be sold...

Bleacher Report's own Stuart Latimer guessed that this might actually have been a calculated move on Suarez's part to enable a summer transfer...

Meanwhile, #PlayersOnTheSuarezMenu started trending with fans offering up variations of footballers' names as delicacies...

But ultimately, incidents like this just shouldn't take the limelight away from any game. Here's @Get_Goal_Side reminding us of the greater issues facing us football fans:


For more extensive coverage on Liverpool and the Premier League, check out my Bleacher Report writer’s profile and follow me @theredarmchair.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices