Luis Suarez banned: Twitter explodes as users react to bite ban for Uruguay striker
Suarez news truly has taken over Twitter this week
Twitter has gone into meltdown with the news announced by Fifa that Luis Suarez has been banned for a record-nine international matches plus all football activity for four months for biting Giorgio Chiellini.
Yesterday there was two million mentions of the name Luis Suarez on the social networking platform, and that total stands to be well beaten today.
Read more: Suarez given record banIn fact, just before the news broke at 3pm this afternoon, here is a tweetdeck feed with the name Suarez.
Suarez's Liverpool career in jeopardy
The Liverpool matches he will miss
Comment: Move past the shock value and get some perspective
Here are some of the best Tweets about the controversial striker as the extent of his ban was revealed.
Don't worry #Suarez, four months is plenty of time to devour House of Cards. One bite at a time.Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) June 26, 2014
A gentle nibble for Suarez - he'll be back playing again by end of October. And can pay the fine from 4 days wages.Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 26, 2014
Suarez stat of the day. Luis has now been banned for 34 games since 2010 without receiving a single red card.Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) June 26, 2014
The next time we see Suarez on a football field will be on 1 November, when Liverpool take on Newcastle at St James' Park in the Premier League.
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