Now that he's suspended for four months, Luis Suárez's bite of Giorgio Chiellini is proving the costliest for an athlete since Mike Tyson went all Pac-Man on Evander Holyfield. It’s unclear exactly why Uruguay’s star striker chomped down on the Italian defender in Tuesday’s World Cup match, but maybe it just had to do with Suárez being hungry.
Uruguayans are known to have a taste for Italian, after all. A large percentage of residents in the South American country claim Italian heritage, and Italy’s cuisine heavily influences Uruguay’s gastronomy. In addition to the Uruguayan take on pizza and milanesas, the country has a number of traditional favorites undoubtedly tastier than any sweaty, salty Italian footballer.
Here are seven standout foods that could have filled up "El Pistolero" and saved him from suspension.