15
Aug

Luis Suarez trains with Barcelona for first time

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Luis Suarez trained with his new Barcelona teammates for the first time following the CAS ruling on the Uruguayan’s appeal. While Suarez still has to serve his four-month ban from football, the CAS ruled he is allowed to practice and feature in friendlies.

Check out some of the best pictures of Suarez’s first day with Barca:

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When will we see Suarez back on the field for an actual competitive match? As luck would have it, that could come on the weekend of October 25-26, against none other than Real Madrid. Tasty!

Images via Reuters

18
Jul

Luis Suarez forgets keys and is locked out of home in Spain

Since biting Giorgio Chiellini, Luis Suarez has been on a bit of a roller coaster. He had his appeal rejected, but then secured a move to Barcelona. However, because of his ban, he cannot be unveiled with his new club.

So Suarez is stuck in limbo while waiting in Spain for his eventual unveiling and introduction to the press. While he waits, he’s staying with his in-laws in Castelldefels outside of Barcelona.

Well, today we’ve learned that even a person as successful and wealthy and talented as Luis Suarez forgets his keys sometimes. Whoops:

The eager fans outside the house didn’t mind, of course, and Suarez obliged many of them with autographs and pictures. But man, the guy just can’t seem to catch a break these days. 

It sure seems like biting gives you bad karma. Who knew?

(H/T Off The Post)

27
Jun

Adidas removes ironic Luis Suarez billboard from Copacabana

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Hours before the United States took on Germany in their final group stage match, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was handed his four-month ban from soccer for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

It stole some of the game’s thunder, especially at Copacabana beach. That’s because an unfortunate Adidas ad depicting an open-mouthed, hungry looking Suarez quickly turned into a tourist attraction. 

Umm, what is this guy doing?

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After who knows how many fans and former players continued taking silly pictures such as those above, Adidas pulled the ad in favor of one of Brazil’s Dani Alves.

Though it’s doubtful any other ad had ever given the company this much publicity, the move shouldn’t surprise anyone given the circumstances. Regarding their client’s latest biting scandal and the ban, Adidas said in a statement:

Adidas fully supports FIFA’s decision.
Adidas certainly does not condone Luis Suarez’s recent behaviour and we will again be reminding him of the high standards we expect from our players.
We have no plan to use Suarez for any additional marketing activities during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Images via Getty
24
Jun

World Cup Day 13: The Good, The Bad, and The (very) Ugly

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Hungry for another World Cup recap? Chew on this:

Suarez’s third career bite for club and country was obviously THE viral story of the day, so we’re going to start with “the ugly” and save the best good for last. Bon appetit! 

THE UGLY

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Suarez is making a habit of snacking on his opponents (is human flesh really that tasty? Is the joke on us?). The Liverpool star was suspended ten Premier League games for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic last season, and 7 games by the Dutch league for munching on PSV’s Ottman Bakkal in 2010 while at Ajax. 

On Tuesday, Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini became Vampire Suarez’s latest victim. Note the bite mark on Chiellini’s shoulder in the picture above. The referee did not see it, so no foul was called, but the rest of the world’s population did and responded accordingly:

When the incident first happened, we weren’t exactly sure if Suarez seriously did it again. Good thing we have video replay now:

Yup. He really did it. For a THIRD time. Which begs the following, excellent questions:

If only these vendors had told Suarez this before the game:

In Suarez’s defense…

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20
Jun

English papers roll out the Luis Suarez puns after Uruguay defeat

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When Luis Suarez, the Premier League’s player of the year and top scorer last season, scored twice on Thursday to push the Three Lions to the brink of elimination, one thing was immediately clear: the English press back would have a field day.

Suarez, a media lightning rod ever since he bit Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in the arm during a match, will be able to get a few laughs out of these headlines:

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Ironic, considering this was The Sun’s headline the day prior to the match:

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Suarez 1, English Press 0.

24
May

Adidas launches World Cup ad during Champions League final

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Adidas unveiled their official World Cup TV spot during halftime of Saturday’s UEFA Champions League Final, and of course it didn’t disappoint.

With the tagline “All In or Nothing,” the ad features some of adidas’ biggest clients - Lionel Messi, Dani Alves, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mesut Özil, Luis Suárez, Robin van Persie and Xavi - and is directed by “City of God” director Fernando Meirelles. And yes, none other than Kanye West is on the 1s and 2s.

Watch it below:

12
Jan

SAS reloaded as Sturridge return lifts Liverpool in thriller

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SAS, the devastating duo of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, is finally back in action, and it didn’t take long for them to rekindle their chemistry.

Two minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute, Sturridge — who returned from a two-month injury layoff — promptly assisted on Suarez’s second goal of the match to make it 4-2 Reds. Eighteen minutes later, the comeback kid netted one on his own to make it 5-3. Game, set, match.

For SAS, that’s all par for the course. Prior to Sunday, Sturridge and Suarez had only been on the pitch together for seven of the first 20 Premier League games, but scored 14 goals between them in those seven. They quickly established themselves as the most fearsome partnership in the league.

Indeed, Liverpool’s rivals should really count their blessings that SAS has, until now, been held back by Sturridge’s sprained ankle and, of course, Suarez’s “Bitegate.” Had both featured all season long, the Reds may very well be at the top of the table right now. Then again, it’s not like Liverpool has been struggling. Without one, the other half of SAS has carried the load.

Sturridge scored in each of the first four games of the season as Suarez sat out for his bite attack on Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. And once Sturridge went down — after that teasing, seven-match parade of perfect synergy — Suarez has, well, done Suarez things. That is to say, score breathtaking goals almost every week.

Now that the two are reunited at long last — and clearly enjoying each other’s company — this video seems all too appropriate: