888 Poker announced today that they have stopped their sponsorship/relationship with the famous footballer Luis Suarez. The reason is due to the biting incident that Suarez was involved in, in the world cup game Uruguay – Italy, where Suarez bit Chiellini in the shoulder and left clear teeth marks after doing so.
The official statement from 888 Poker, which you can read here, states: “888poker signed Luis Suarez following a fantastic season for which his achievements were widely recognized. Regrettably, following his actions during Uruguay’s World Cup match against Italy on Tuesday, 888poker has decided to terminate its relationship with Luis Suarez with immediate effect.”
888 Poker is probably only the first of many who are going to terminate private sponsorships with Suarez, as his popularity is at an all-time low all across the world and his name is no longer associated with his good season in Liverpool, but instead associated with a nut-job who bites his opponents whenever it pleases him.
There is no replacement in line for 888 Poker as it is right now, but there might be signed a new ambassador in the future.