Meanwhile, inside the stadium’s depths, officials had hung Suarez’s number nine shirt in the dressing room alongside those of his team-mates.
— AUFseleccion (@AUFseleccion) June 28, 2014
The only noticeable difference between his changing room booth and his team-mates' was the absence of socks and a hoard of football boots.
Edinson Cavani gathered a handful of team-mates around their talisman striker’s shirt and uploaded a snap to social media along with a passionate battle cry.
— Edi Cavani Official (@ECavaniOfficial) June 28, 2014
Whether it was an act of unity or defiance mattered little. Uruguay were fully behind their striker.
While we might think that the sight of one human being biting another is despicable, degrading and dehumanising, for many Uruguayans it seems like it's a just a bit of harmless fun.
Even the Phantom of the Opera turned up in Brazil, with a sign reading, "Luis, we're going to bite Brazil for you!"
No self-respecting Uruguay fan would be seen dead without their blue comedy teeth.
"Well, sir, to go with your comedy teeth might I interest you in some facepaint and a blue wig?"
"Uruguay - Let's do it with claws and teeth!" is the rought translation of this banner. Because obviously using feet and heads just ain't enough fun...
"Luis bit a man - but you bit a nation!" This fan's message for FIFA was put together with no expense spared. An entire sheet of A3 and a pack of felt tips went into it!
Suarez's granny claimed on Friday that her favourite millionaire relative had been "treated like a dog". Judging from this fan's get-up, many fans thought that was pretty apt.
Embarassing dads, eh? This kid couldn't look more mortified if he'd been bitten on the shoulder by a fellow human being.
Speaking of children, these fans predict that for his next trick, Suarez will eat a Brazilian baby!
"Todos somos Suarez" was the fans' most popular chant on Saturday, and a Suarez face mask almost always went with it. The message "We're all Suarez" is a reference to the anti-racism campaign which went viral a couple of months ago, "We're all monkeys". Yes folks, Uruguay reckon that Suarez has been wronged as badly as victims of racial abuse. Anyone else re-thinking that planned holiday in Montevideo?
There were actually several baby-eating-Suarezes in Rio on Saturday. God knows what the reaction would be if the man himself actually did attack an infant next time round.
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