Jozy Altidore is bitten, has nipple tweaked vs. El Salvador, offers classic response
Things got a little weird for Jozy Altidore Wednesday night. O.K., they got a lot weird.
Altidore was bitten and had a nipple tweaked during the USA's Gold Cup quarterfinal victory over El Salvador in Philadelphia, but that didn't break his sense of humor.
In a bizarre sequence inside the El Salvador box during at around the hour mark of the 2-0 USA win, defender Henry Romero got a little handsy and followed up by doing his best Luis Suarez impression in trying to agitate Altidore. He received no discipline for his acts, though CONCACAF could retroactively issue a punishment upon seeing the videotape. And what videotape it is:
Altidore wasn't even the only U.S. player who appeared to be bitten, with video evidence pointing to goal-scoring center back Omar Gonzalez also being a teeth-to-the-back victim.
The incidents made for a popular postgame topic among U.S. players, and Altidore himself delivered the grandest response of them all. Take it away, Jozy:
Well, nobody's going to top that.