Luis Suarez: jokes, bites and memes as internet goes wild
The latest Suarez jokes as 'Jaws' row striker appears on social media with fangs and dressed as Hannibal Lecter
Social media exploded into life on Tuesday night when, in the dying minutes of the tense World Cup decider between Italy and Uruguay, controversial Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez appeared to do something entirely mad, bad, but perhaps not wholly out of character.
The star striker was seen to sink his teeth into Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini when the two came together in the box, sparking a wave of tweets and reviving a set of familiar memes. Twitter data reported that in-game mentions of @Luis16Suarez prior to the incident numbered around 100,000. Immediately after the alleged bite, that figure jumped to two million.
Below is a selection of some of the best Suarez jokes, tweets and memes that emerged in the aftermath. Not all of them are new, as Suarez has previous with biting people, as can be seen in the Vine video below...
The rule of three
Suarez makes his mark on the opposition.
Straight from the horse's mouth
— Betfair (@Betfair) June 25, 2014
The question "What kind of horse would Suarez be, if Suarez was a horse" has kept philosophers awake for generations. Now, at last, we have the answer.
It's only a game
It was really a promo for Luis Suarez's new children's game. pic.twitter.com/w6JJddj5zx
— Pierre The Pelican (@PelicanPierre) June 24, 2014
Suarez has been known to cash in on his bad-boy image, as he did with this advert released in the build-up to the World Cup. Is this proposed board game taking things too far?
An old friend for dinner
Suarez next match: pic.twitter.com/HolsshOT6x
— Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux) June 24, 2014
Suarez gets the Hannibal Lecter treatment
Just when you thought it was safe
— ChristopherDReed (@Chrisreed619) June 24, 2014
You're gonna need a bigger boat. Also, you really must check out this video.
How Suarez sees every opponent's jersey: pic.twitter.com/oPgEPL9n38
— DJ Gallo (@DJGalloEtc) June 24, 2014
Chuck, brisket or sirloin, sir?
Make it Count
— Setting the Table (@settingthetable) June 24, 2014
Three nil, Suarez
— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 24, 2014
Does he recuperate after each match in a hyperbaric coffin?
— Pro-Direct Soccer US (@ProD_Soccer_US) June 24, 2014
How to complete your collection
— telegraph_sport (@telegraph_sport) June 25, 2014
Can you really walk past this poster without leaving a donation?
You will never walk alone
— LiverpoolLiverpool (@LFCacManager) June 24, 2014
— Michael Shortis (@mikeyshortis) June 24, 2014
Fortunately for Suarez, Liverpool fans are standing by their man.
— When Saturday Comes (@WSC_magazine) June 26, 2014
An animated insight into the mind of Mr Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz.
Suarez bit my finger
If you enjoyed the cinematic classic Charlie Bit My Finger, you will love this six-second film too.
Be Chewy Luis
— Us Vs Them (@UsVsTh3m) June 26, 2014
Bite players! Avoid red cards! Actually, get back to work, procrastinator.
I guess any part of the body is up for eating.
— Evander Holyfield (@holyfield) June 24, 2014
Classy Evander Holyfield, the former boxer who feels Chiellini's pain, weighs in with a brilliantly understated one-liner.