Barely a month into his contract with 888poker, the online gambling has terminated Luis Suarez’s contract for his biting Giorgio Chiellini.
“888poker signed Luis Suárez following a fantastic season for which his achievements were widely recognised,” said the company. “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.”
Suárez was hit with the longest ban ever imposed at a World Cup on Thursday by soccer’s governing body Fifa.
He had clashed with Giorgio Chiellini in the final minutes of Uruguay’s last Group D match against Italy, shortly before the South American champions scored to seal a 1-0 win and knock Italy out of the tournament.
The Italian defender pulled down his collar to show the mark on his shoulder to the referee, who took no action.