888 Poker Drops Luis Suarez

888 Poker Drops Luis Suarez

Friday, 27 June 2014

Online poker room 888 Poker has cancelled its sponsorship deal with Luis Suarez after his latest biting incident.

The Liverpool striker was found guilty of biting Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's World Cup group game against Italy and has been banned from all forms of football for four months. The ban is the longest ever imposed by world governing body Fifa.

“888poker signed Luis Suárez following a fantastic season for which his achievements were widely recognised,” the company said this morning.

“Regrettably, following his actions during Uruguay’s World Cup match against Italy on Tuesday, 888poker has decided to terminate its relationship with Luis Suárez with immediate effect.”

Suarez had joined the site as a brand ambassador last month.

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