Juan Arango apparently learned the wrong lesson from Luis Suarez’s infamous bite on Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. That is, if Arango learned anything at all.
The Tijuana forward bit opposing midfielder Jesus Zavala on Sunday during his team’s 4-3 loss in Liga MX (Mexico’s first division).
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The Mexican Football Federation punished Arango on Tuesday, banning the veteran attacker for two games, according to Four Four Two.
Arango now must watch Tijuana try to advance its case for top seed in the Liguilla (playoffs) from the stands. Arango is a key playmaker for Tijuana, assisting on seven goals in 12 games this season.
Aragno, 34, can consider himself lucky, as FIFA gave Suarez a four-month worldwide ban for his high-profile chomp last summer.
Tijuana general manager Ignacio Palou backed Arango on Tuesday — without excusing the Venezuelan’s actions.
"Juan Arango is a player who has always had an exemplary conduct. This is something we experienced and we will learn from." —Ignacio Palou—
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Arango still might have his team’s support, but he joins Suarez among the well-known biters in the soccer world.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@ExaFM
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