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Luis Suarez's most controversial career moments

From chomping on opponents to making racist comments, Luis Suarez knows how to court controversy. After Suarez's latest antics in the World Cup on Tuesday, here is a look at some of the most head-turning moments in the career of the talented Uruguay striker.

Banned for fighting with new teammate

Ajax Amsterdam player Luis Suarez (L) of Uruguay leaves the field after he received a red card during the team's match against FC Twente in Amsterdam on July 31, 2010. TOUSSAINT KLUITERS/AFP/Getty Images

In 2007, Suarez had just signed a five-year contract to play with the Amsterdam-based Ajax. It didn't take long for Suarez to find himself at the center of controversy. In November of 2007, he was suspended after a halftime fight with new teammate Albert Luque.

2010 World Cup hand ball

Suarez was responsible for one of the most talked-about moments of the 2010 World Cup, when he purposefully used his hand to prevent a Ghana goal near the end of the quarterfinals. Suarez received a red card and was banned for the next game, but Ghana missed the penalty kick and was eliminated.

Suarez bites opponent - for first time

In November 2010, Suarez was banned for seven matches for biting PSV Eindhoven's Otman Bakkal while playing in the Dutch league, earning him the nickname "Cannibal of Ajax."

Racial abuse incident

Liverpool's Uruguayan forward Luis Suárez (L) exchanges words with Manchester United's French defender Patrice Evra during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England, on October 15 2011. ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images

In 2011, as a member of Liverpool, he was suspended eight games for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra. Four months later, Suarez refused to shake Evra's hand before kickoff.

Banned for obscene gesture

Danny Murphy of Fulham exchanges words with Luis Suarez of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Liverpool at Craven Cottage on December 5, 2011 in London, England. Scott Heavey, Getty Images

In December 2011, Suarez was banned for one match for making an obscene gesture directed at Fulham fans. According to the BBC, Suarez was banned and fined for raising his middle finger as he walked off the pitch.

Banned for biting another opponent

Suarez was suspended for biting another opponent, this time Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic, in April 2013. Suarez was foiled by Ivanovic as he attempted to kick the ball between the center back's legs in the penalty area. As the ball rebounded toward the edge of the area, Suarez turned to his opponent, and bit into Ivanovic's jersey at the top of the right arm.

The bite seen around the world

Faced with a smothering and frustrating Italian defense in a must-win World Cup game Tuesday, Suarez responded with his front teeth. It came at about the 80th minute when the Uruguay superstar and Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini got tangled up in front of Italy's goal.

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