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Ear We Go Again: The Tooth About Celebrity Ear-Bites From The Clash To Luis Suarez

by | 30th, June 2014

EAR we go again: the tooth about celebrity ear-bites

Hot on the heels of the Suarez outrage comes news of another bizarre biting from Brazil.

Pictures have emerged of England fan Robert Farquharson having his ear bitten off by a ‘fellow’ England supporter in the Arena Corinthians stadium following the defeat to Uruguay.

 

 

 

Such attacks are not as uncommon as you might think, and there has been a series of such incidents in English towns over the past few years. The most recent, in Manchester, involving a man described as a ‘Suarez lookalike’, although the CCTV picture does not support this fanciful claim.

Nor is this an exclusively English problem. American news contains almost as many ear-bites as soundbites, while in Australia an 80-year-old retired priest bit off the ear of another elderly clergyman during a fight over a parking bay.Nor is this an exclusively English problem. American news contains almost as many ear-bites as soundbites, while in Australia an 80-year-old retired priest bit off the ear of another elderly clergyman during a fight over a parking bay.

And even celebrities occasionally fall victim to auditory assault…

 

 

Paddy Doherty

 

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The My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and Celebrity Big Brother star required surgery to sew his ear back on after his cousin, 21-year-old Johnny Joyce, bit it during a fight outside PC World that was described by the judge, Martin Steiger QC, as ‘revolting’. (The fight, that is, not the shop.)

In the event, his lughole was the least of his concerns, as this picture shows.

 

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Shane MacGowan

 

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‘CANNIBALISM AT CLASH GIG’ was the headline in the NME report on a 1976 performance by the London punks. The shell-like was owned by a young Shane O’Hooligan (as he styled himself at the time) and the perpetrator of the outrage was Jane Crockford, who would later taste pop success as a member of The Mo-dettes, whose music was slightly kinder to ears.

 

 

Clive Mantle

 

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Clive is best known as Dr Barrett in Casualty , but also plays Greatjon Umber in Game of Thrones . Which is ironic, as the

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