Extra Time: Liverpool striker Suarez gets support from Mike Tyson after biting Ivanovic

The former boxer famously bit off a piece of rival Evander Holyfield's ear in 1997, and the former heavyweight champions believes the Chelsea defender will forgive the Uruguayan
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has received support from an unlikely source following his nibble on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

There was a time when former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was thought of as "the most dangerous man in the world", but the bit-part star of The Hangover and The Hangover Part II - and soon-to-be-released The Hangover Part III - has backed the Uruguayan to resolve his differences with Ivanovic and move on.

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Tyson famously bit part of Evander Holyfield's ear off during their WBA title fight in 1997, but has since resolved problems with his former rival and believes Suarez will as well.

"[Suarez] bit someone, it happens," Tyson told the David Glenn radio show in America. "I am sure he will make amends with this guy.

"I made amends with Evander and we got on with our lives."

Following the incident on Sunday afternoon, Tyson began following the striker on social networking site Twitter, and says he wants to find out about Suarez's "journey".

He added: "I saw [Suarez] on the Twitter thing and thought I would check it out and see what his journey was all about."

So what next for Suarez? A cameo in a Hollywood film? A facial tattoo? One can only dream.