888poker Terminates Sponsorship Deal With Luis Suarez
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has been dealt another blow after his biting incident with Italian player Giorgio Chiellini. Besides receiving the longest ban ever imposed at a World Cup by FIFA, Poker brand 888 has decided to cancel their sponsorship deal with the Liverpool striker who was one of 888’s brand ambassadors last month.
In a statement on Friday 888poker said,” 888poker signed Luis Suarez 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 Suarez with immediate effect.”
For Suarez biting is part of his unique “skills”and many were calling for him to receive the harshest punishment. Despite attempting to deny it was intentional Italian Defender Chiellini pulled down his shirt to show the impressive bite marks Suarez left on his shoulder. The exit of Suarez could cost Uruguay heavily as they will miss the Liverpool striker’s skills in the decisive stages of the World Cup.