Bookmakers pay out on Suarez ‘bite’

Punters have been celebrating after betting that Luis Suarez would bite an opponent during the World Cup.

Suarez was seen allegedly chewing on Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder during Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Italy in their final Group D game.

Malta-based online gambling site Betsson were offering odds of 175-1 that Suarez would get his gnashers out again and sportsbook manager Andreas Bardun confirmed 167 bets had been placed, with the biggest winner scooping almost £2,000.

Thomas Syverson from Norway was one of the lucky chancers and told ESPN: “I had 32 [Norwegian] Krone on it (about £3), so it was just for fun.”

Another gambling site, Betsafe, paid out on 39 winning bets, which included one punter pocketing a cool £1,729.

“We saw the incident and thought it was obvious,” a spokesperson said.

“Betsafe players are in it to win it, and we saw no reason to delay them from getting what they deserve.”

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