Tijuana’s Juan Arango bites Monterrey’s Jesus Zavala

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Cue the many Luis Suarez references. In another bizarre biting incident, Tijuana’s Juan Arango appeared to bite the shoulder of Monterrey’s Jesus Zavala during a match in Mexico.

Like Suarez, Arango escaped any immediate punishment from the referee but is likely to receive a lengthy ban once the incident is put forward to the Mexican authorities.

The then Liverpool striker Suarez received a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in 2013, before receiving a further four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini during last summer’s World Cup.

Inexplicable act

The Venezuelan’s inexplicable act happened right at the end of the game that Monterrey won 4-3 and he is expected to receive a similar punishment to the one handed to Suarez.

Zavala, initially poleaxed on the ground holding his left shoulder, leapt to his feet to confront the referee pointing specifically to the bite mark left by Arango.

By this stage the full time whistle had blown overshadowing any impending action from the referee.

Despite Zavala’s protests, a card was not distributed leaving the Mexican football authorities to decide retrospective punishment for the incident.

Arango had earlier curled in a magnificent free kick to bring his side level after falling 2-0 down early on in the encounter.

However his appetite for goals had been overshadowed by a moment of madness picked up by television cameras.

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