The 2014 World Cup has been filled with excitement as teams from around the world compete in the annual football event. Fans have cheered for their home country or favorite teams as the tournament advances thrugh every stage. There have been several highlights so far, with one of the most talked about events during the World Cup being when Luis Suárez decided to bite a competitor during a tournament match. The player has now lost a contract with 888poker and is on suspension from the game of football.
Suárez was on the field during a group stage match when he bit the shoulder of Giorgio Chiellini of the Italian team. The incident was so crazy that it made the news across the globe and the player’s poor choice led to a nine game/four month suspension as well as the loss of his recent contract with 888Poker.
Suárez had just signed with 888poker as a brand ambassador just six weeks ago and this one decision made his lose the potential for a new career in the poker industry. 888poker released a statement on their website which read:
“888poker signed Luis Suárez following a fantastic season for which his achievements were widely recognized. Regrettably, following his actions during Uruguay’s World Cup match against Italy on Tuesday, 888poker has decided to terminate its relationship with Luis Suárez with immediate effect.”
The suspension given to Suárez is the largest in the history of the sport and the third time the player has been given a suspension for biting a player. The football player signed with 888poker back in May before the World Cup began and was the face of the Football Carnival promotion at the site. The pro was also sponsored by Adidas and he may lose this sponsorship as well for his actions. 888poker had been in review of their sponsorship deal since the incident and before making the decision to drop Suárez 888poker had previously issued a statement saying the company does not tolerate unsporting behavior.
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