Mike Tyson on Luis Suarez: 'Sometimes You Become Something That You Are Not'

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterJuly 10, 2014

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Luis Suarez and Mike Tyson: forever partners in bite.

FIFA upheld Luis Suarez's four-month ban Thursday for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini, but not before infamous biter Mike Tyson came to the defence of the controversial Uruguayan striker.

The owner of perhaps the most famous bite in sporting history, Tyson is quoted defending Suarez in Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (h/t Who Ate All the Pies):

Suarez's bite? I understand it, it was a blackout moment which can happen at times.

It was just one moment in which the competition can make the blood in your veins boil and it overpowers your rationality.

Sometimes you become something that you are not.

[Who Ate All the Pies]