The most controversial incident at this summer’s 2014 World Cup in Brazil is the subject of Jimmy Cricket’s latest comedy song.
I was bit by Luis Suarez is based on the Uruguayan and former Liverpool striker who was banned for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the group match between the two national sides in June.
Northern Irish entertainer Jimmy said: “It inspired me to write one of my unique and colourful comedy songs about Luis Suarez and his habit of using this unusual tactic on the field of play.”
The idea of the song was picked up by a specialist comedy record label that has just been created called Rolling Tear. The company is based near Dewsbury in West Yorkshire.
Rolling Tear arranged for Jimmy’s track to be recorded and also organised for an accompanying music video to be filmed.
During the filming, which took place at the Hartshead Social Club in Liversedge, Kirklees, the local newspaper sent a photographer to gatecrash the video shoot.
The Spenborough Guardian then featured Jimmy’s filming day in one of their editions.
The article, published earlier this month, said: “The video follows the comic who, back from a holiday in Uruguay, regales Rob the landlord with a tale of how he got on the wrong-side of the hot-headed Barcelona star [Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool this summer].
“The comic said: ‘It is a tale of espionage in South America!
“‘I have a friend who runs Loom Studio in Birstall, Leeds– they were telling me they wanted me to do a comedy song.
“‘I had been watching the biting incident at the World Cup, so I decided to make one about that.’
“The song’s chorus goes: ‘I was bit by Luis Suarez/And it wasn’t just a peck/When I was bit by Luis Suarez/I got it in the neck.’
“The video features terrace-style chanting and some pub regulars waving maracas.”
The song with video is officially released on Tuesday 26 August and will be available from all major digital outlets.
For a sneak preview, visit Jimmy’s video channel at YouTube here.
And you can pre-order the song at iTunes here.
For all the latest updates on the song from Jimmy, go to his Twitter page.
Thanks to photographer Jake O for the photos which appeared in the Spenborough Guardian.