Apr 212013

Jermain Defoe will demand positive write-ups in the press tomorrow following his brilliant goal in Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-1 win over Manchester City, but it wasn’t long ago that he was attracting the headlines Luis Suarez is today, after biting Ivanovic. During Spurs’ game against West Ham in 2006 Defoe was seen biting Javier Mascherano in response to being fouled.

However, as Steve Bennett booked Defoe for the incident, no further action could be taken as the FA didn’t deem it an exceptional incident, like Ben Thatcher’s elbow on Pedro Mendes.

“The referee was standing over me and if he felt I had done something bad he would have sent me off,” said Defoe, who was 24-year-old at the time of the incident. “It doesn’t look great on TV and I accept that I have a responsibility to conduct myself in the right way. When the West Ham player fouled me, I reacted in a bit of a mischievous way – my character is a little like that at times.”

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  One Response to “VIDEO: Remember when Tottenham Hotspur striker bit someone?”

  1. I have said this many time also having personal problem with one of my best friend here in South Africa, FA discussions to foreign prayers is always unfair. During tottenham game against West Ham in 2006 Defoe was seen biting Javier Mascherano in response to being fouled no action was taking because he is English player, So why 10 match ban for Suarez not even three match ban. This is stupid decisions. I think the only thing to be done now as it is clear to everyone, foreign players should stop moving to England that’s all, let see how their league will move forward.

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