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A huge Photoshop controversy at the World Cup

A huge Photoshop controversy at the World Cup
Photo courtesy of Eurosport

Have you been bitten by World Cup fever? Tons of us have. But one player has been bitten by something else!

Italian player Giorgio Chiellini was a snack for Uruguayan player Luis Suarez on Tuesday. Suarez, who has a reputation for biting opponents, appeared on broadcasts to bite Chiellini's shoulder. Chiellini begged a referee to call a foul, and pulled his shirt down over his shoulder to show the bite mark.

Now, Uruguay says the pictures of the bite were all Photoshopped!

The Uruguayan Football Association has gone on the offensive ... claiming he [Suarez] is the victim of a smear campaign by the Italians, the English media and the Brazilian hosts.

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The Uruguayan FA also claims that images of bite marks on Chiellini’s shoulder had been Photoshopped to make them appear worse than they were. “If every player starts showing the injuries he suffers and they open inquiries for them everything will be way too complicated in the future,” Balbi said. “We’re going to use all the arguments possible so that Luis gets out in the best possible way.

Those arguments weren't that convincing - Suarez has been banned from soccer for four months.

Has this crazy moment changed your mind about the World Cup? Or are you still watching? Let me know below.

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