Pic: Giorgio Chiellini has been bitten again but this time it wasn't Luis Suarez 8 years ago

Pic: Giorgio Chiellini has been bitten again but this time it wasn't Luis Suarez

The Italian defender is starting to see the funny side of the incident...

The Luis Suarez biting incident has dominated news across the World over the last few days and the verdict on his punishment will be announced later today. It's likely to be between a 10 match and 15 match ban and not jail-time as former England defender Danny Mills suggested...

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The man on the receiving end was, of course, Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, his furious reaction following the bite will be one of the defining images of the competition.

He was obviously irate after the whole thing happened but his mood seems to have thawed a bit judging by this picture that surfaced online today. Here's a worker in Italy's team hotel recreating the Suarez bite and Chiellini's cheeky smile seems to suggest he finds it as funny as we do...

Giorgio Chiellini

Hat-tip to the Daily Mail.

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