The Codacons, a collection of unions established in Italy to protect the rights of consumers, has attempted to sue Luis Suarez for his “assault” on Giorgio Chiellini.
The Uruguay international, who bit Chiellini on the shoulder in his side’s 1-0 win over Italy at the World Cup, received a four-month ban from all footballing activity, including training and visiting stadiums, from Fifa after being found guilty of the attack.
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“Now we are waiting to see what the courts decide,” Codacons President Carlo Rienzi told Sport Mediaset.
“If they recognise, as we suggested, a potential crime in Suarez’s behaviour, then they can analyse the video and photographic evidence.”
The case was put forward solely by the Codacons and neither Chiellini nor the Italian Football Federation have played a part in the legal action.
The union has tried to file football-related law suits in the past, including one which called on the Serie A to be halted following refereeing errors.
It was claimed by the union that the mistakes resulted in people who have paid to watch the match or have a bet on the game being defrauded.