Sports psychologist: 'Luis Suarez likely to bite again'

Dr Thomas Fawcett believes that Luis Suarez is likely to bite an opponent again after allegedly committing an offence for the third time in his career at the World Cup.

Sports psychologist Dr Thomas Fawcett believes that Luis Suarez is likely to bite an opponent again after he appeared to carry out the incident for the third time in his career at the World Cup in Brazil.

The Liverpool striker is under investigation by FIFA after he was accused of biting the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's 1-0 victory on Tuesday.

Suarez was banned last year for biting the arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, and he was also punished for a similar incident during his time at Ajax.

Despite having professional help at Liverpool last season, Dr Fawcett believes that Suarez is likely to commit the offence again in the future.

"From a psychologist's perspective it was fairly predictable because of his past history," Dr Fawcett told BBC Radio 5 live. "I would suggest he is hardwired in this way.

"It's not something that's going to come out of his character with a few sessions with a psychologist. If it's happened before it'll happen again, despite all the help he's going to do it again."

Before the incident, rumours were rife claiming that Barcelona are considering a move for Suarez this summer.

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez puts his hand to his mouth after clashing with Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D football match on June 24, 2014
Read Next:
Fowler expects Suarez exit
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account