Mike Tyson defends Suarez’s World Cup bite

The bite 'heard round the world: Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini and Uruguay forward Luis Suarez. 

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In a Reddit AMA session on Tuesday, Mike Tyson said he could understand where soccer player Luis Suarez was coming from when the Uruguay star sunk his teeth into a competitor’s shoulder during a World Cup match last month.

The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, as you may remember, infamously bit Evander Holyfield’s ear during a 1997 fight. 

Holyfield, for his part, responded to Suarez’s bite heard ’round the world with this tweet:

But Tyson, who now works as a boxing promoter, largely kept his mouth shut on the incident. Until a Reddit user named Weezilwood posed this question: 

To which Tyson responded: 

Read Tyson’s entire AMA here

H/t SI.com.