Venezuelan president weighs in on Suarez bite row

Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro has said Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez had been unfairly punished for helping eliminate Italy and England. Suarez claimed that he did not deliberately bite Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

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Chiellini: Suarez should have been shown red card

Italy's Georgio Chiellini has said Uruguay's Luis Suarez should have been shown a red card after an alleged bite during their World Cup clash.

Speaking to Italian sport newspaper Gazzetta, he said: "Marchisio's sending off was ridiculous but more so the fact that Suarez wasn't sent off.

Italy's Georgio Chiellini gestures to his teammates, as Luis Suarez holds his teeth. Credit: REUTERS/Tony Gentile

"There's the will to protect champions but... The referee should have shown him a red card.

"There's a clear simulation after, a clear sign that he had done something that he wasn't supposed to.

"The gesture is clear. Referees document themselves on players and Suarez has a very clear history."

Italy lost the Group D game against Uruguay 1-0.

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