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England fan has piece of his ear bitten off during Uruguay World Cup match


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Luis Suarez's controversial bite may have stolen headlines at the 2014 World Cup, but a rather more unpleasant bite took place during England's clash with Uruguay in Sao Paulo.

According to the BBC, an England fan had a piece of his ear bitten off by another Three Lions supporter in a brawl during the Group D match in which Luis Suarez scored two goals and bit zero opponents:

The assault happened during England's match against Uruguay in Sao Paulo on 19 June, British police deployed to the tournament have said.

Chief Supt Rachel Barber said her officers were made aware during the match "that an incident had taken place which resulted in an England fan having a portion of his ear bitten off by another England fan".

Local and British police have been unable to identify the attacker and no arrests were made.

Former England striker and talkSPORT analyst Stan Collymore claims to have interviewed the victim and tweeted out the front page of Sunday's edition of the Sunday People.

The image may have been deemed suitable for the cover of a national newspaper, but before you scroll down, be warned that it is very graphic:

The tabloid newspaper says the biting attack was racially motivated, an assertion backed up by its sister paper The Mirror, who name the victim as Robert Farquharson.

They also have video of the incident and aftermath, which contains strong language and the kind of visual unpleasantness you might expect of this situation.


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