Luis Suarez stole the spotlight at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But not for scoring any goals. Right before Diego Godin's game-winning goal, Suarez was caught apparently biting Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder. Suarez was pictured holding his teeth on the floor while Chiellini tried to show the referee three bite marks ingrained on his shoulder.
While we wait for FIFA to investigate the incident, here are other athletes who decided to take a bite out of their opponents.
Luis Suarez earned the nickname: "Cannibal of Ajax" and a seven match ban when he bit PSV's Ottmar Bakkal.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea talks with Luis Suarez of Liverpool as they walk in for half time during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on April 21, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Luis Suarez of Uruguay and Giorgio Chiellini of Italy react after a clash during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas on June 24, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Tyson vs Holyfield
American boxer Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield's right ear during a fight at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, 28th June 1997. (Photo by Michael Brennan/Getty Images)
Jermain Defoe is currently relishing his new role as Toronto FC's golden boy. But in 2006, he was a villain. Defoe, then playing for Tottenham Hotspur, bit West Ham's Javier Mascherano on the arm. Defoe somehow escaped without sanction.
Sevilla's Francisco Gallardo certainly has a strange way of celebrating goals. The Spaniard bit Jose Antonio Reyes in the groin after his teammate scored a goal. A high-five just wasn't enough.
A few years before the Detroit Pistons' Bad Boys tussled with Larry Bird's Boston Celtics, the Atlanta Hawks and Tree Rollins made the first swing. Rollins and Danny Ainge got into a scuffle during a 1983 NBA Playoffs game. Rollins elbowed Ainge in the face and the Celtics' current President of Basketball Operations shoved him to the ground. The two began to wrestle and Rollins bit Ainge's finger. Ainge was ejected.
TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 10: Anthony Watts of the Cowboys passes the ball during the round five NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the West Tigers at Dairy Farmers Stadium on April 10, 2010 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Anthony Watts
Alex Burrows vs Patrice Bergeron
VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 01: Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks fights with Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins as Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks and Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins fight during game one of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Rogers Arena on June 1, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 06: Andrew Peters #76 of the Buffalo Sabres scuffles with Jarkko Ruutu #73 of the Ottawa Senators on January 6, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. Peters accused Ruutu of biting him during their scuffle. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Andrew Peters;Jarkko Ruutu
Claude Lemieux faces off with Jim Peplinski.