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Business of Sport: Uruguay fuelling their hero's victim complex

Ewan MacKenna's World Cup Diary from Brazil.

29th June, 2014

Not too many things could be as shocking as the animalistic act committed by Luis Suárez last Tuesday afternoon, but his supporters and cheerleaders gave it a seriously good go in the wake of his bite on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

During the week, speaking on national radio, the striker’s lawyer and Uruguayan FA member Alejandro Balbi was first up with an ill-advised defence. “You shouldn’t forget that we’re rivals of many, and...

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