Nine footballers guilty of biting

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Six years have passed since Luis Suarez infamously sank his teeth into Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but the Uruguay star is not the only footballer to have been found guilty of biting. 

Suarez was slapped with a four-month ban by FIFA after biting Chiellini during Uruguay's World Cup clash against Italy, with the incident being the third time he had bitten an opponent.

Scroll through the gallery above to see nine footballers who have been found guilty of biting

The current FC Barcelona star had previously dug his teeth into PSV Eindhoven's Otman Bakkal while at Ajax Amsterdam, and was banned for 10 matches during his time at Liverpool for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.

He was not the first, nor has he been the last, footballer to dig his incisors into an opponent, with one of the most recent incidents happening as recently as March this year. 

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On that occasion, Burton Albion goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara, who is on loan from Manchester United, bit Peterborough's Sammie Szmodics and was subsequently slapped with a six-match ban for his antics. 

A number of stars from yesteryear have also resorted to teeth over tackles, including former Wimbledon star Vinnie Jones, who was charged with assault after allegedly biting a journalist's nose during an altercation. 

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Perhaps the worst case of biting took place earlier this year in France's amateur leagues, when an unnamed Soetrich player inexplicably bit the penis of his opponent during a match, leaving him with injuries that required 10 stitches and earning himself a five-year ban.