Chinese Stores Hit Fortunes on Suarez ‘Bite’ OpenersFeatured, Latest News, News, Sports Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Chinese online stores are couching on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez’s notorious bite of an opponent at the ongoing World Cup by selling bottle openers with his image.
Liverpool forward Suarez has been slammed a four month ban from football for biting Italy defender, Giorgio Chiellini during their final group match in Brazil last month.
Popular Chinese retail website Taobao has retailers offering bottle openers in a cartoon image of Suarez, looking angry with his mouth wide open, for 16.80 yuan – $2.70.
The Chinese Daily newspaper reported that the products were commercial success.
“I came up with the idea the night I watched the game and saw the bite,” Wang Lin, who owns an e-shop on Taobao.com revealed to the paper.
“It has been a good sales idea, the only problem being that the manufacturing process cannot keep up with demand,” he added.
The bottle openers are not the first fun response to Suarez’s bite – an online Swedish sex shop has also unveiled a “Suarez nipple clamp” in the form of the footballer’s head, teeth bared, up for sale at $45.
Uruguay have since applied for an appeal against the ban on Suarez who later apologized for his actions.
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