Luis Suarez has admitted that the incident in which he bit Branislav Ivanovic’s arm was in fact a publicity stunt for their new restaurant.
In an interview with Football Restaurateur, Suarez explains: “When I bit his arm, Branislav was supposed to turn to the other players and say “Who else wants a bite after the game?” Then we were going to quickly hand out business cards to the players. Unfortunately I got a bit too enthusiastic and Branislav was in too much pain to remember our plan. I couldn’t help it, he’s a tasty player.” He added, “If I scored, I was going to raise my shirt to reveal a lobster bib with our logo on, but in the event I didn’t think it would go down too well.”
The restaurant, called the Floating Ball, is based on a boat on the Mersey. “Our slogan is ‘Fresh fish fast’,” Suarez added. “We aim to have the fish out of the river, prepared, cooked and on your plate in thirty minutes.”
Facing a long-term suspension for his dental misdeed, the goal-scoring gastronome is philosophical: “At least I’ll have some time to work on my cooking skills.”