England endured a dismal World Cup campaign that ended with a rather drab scoreless draw against Costa Rica. Under absolutely any other circumstances, England’s struggles would be all over the front and back pages.
Suarez bites a guy -- again -- and grabs his teeth. "Oww! You're too gristley! I broke a tooth, jerk!"
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) June 24, 2014
Dad: " Luis Suarez, have you heard of him?" Mum (who knows nothing of football): "yes, he's the one who bites people" — Eliza (@Eliza) June 24, 2014
Somebody should insist on #Suarez having a snack before each game. Less chance of him biting somebody perhaps?
— Neil Skinner (@Neil_Skinner) June 24, 2014
Fellow pros even waded in:
What is wrong with Suarez seriously
— Charlie Austin (@chazaustin9) June 24, 2014
Some people saw this coming – but, at the time, such a suggestion would seem outlandish:
There was a reason behind it, of course:
Suarez loses Dr Peters for 3 games and…
— Dan Shepherd (@liverpooldeep) June 24, 2014
It is not his fault, though:
Let's face facts here. If Brazilian authorities hadn't impounded all that dulce de leche, Suarez wouldn't be hungry. — Les Rosbifs (@LesRosbifs) June 24, 2014
Elsewhere, England were poor but at least the fans at the game got into the spirit of things, though.
#Eng fans refusing to take part in Mexican wave. Good on them.
— Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) June 24, 2014
England fans resolutely refusing to join in Mexican wave now. Cue boos. — Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) June 24, 2014
Their mood will not have improved by what was a pretty dire first-half performance.
I've run out of energy to tweet about how boring England are — Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson1996) June 24, 2014
The second half was little better:
If you're watching England v Costa Rica, one question... Why? — Rob Preece (@RobPreeceOnline) June 24, 2014
Suarez bites someone and I'm still here waiting for the England and Costa Rica players to start playing football. — CRAYRAY (@sawdemize7) June 24, 2014
For those who missed England’s travails at this World Cup, this user rather aptly summed it all up.
The Costa Rica fixture was meant to be the dawning of a new era for England but, alas, at half-time it did not appear that way:
Half-time: England holding mighty Costa Rica 0-0. Welcome to the future. — Dvd Mrsdn (@DvdMrsdn) June 24, 2014
So the commentator says England have had their best half of the tournament, 0-0 against Costa Rica who have rested players, says everything — Mike McCoy (@Mike261265) June 24, 2014
Fear not, there is hope – step forward Timothy.
Hodgson OUT. Tim Sherwood IN to build an England central midfield around a Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore axis. Not even sure I'm joking — Bankrupt (@bankruptspurs) June 24, 2014
He must have missed this beautiful bit of skill though.
- Sports & Recreation
- Luis Suarez
- Costa Rica