Luis Suarez has finally admitted biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay vs Italy World Cup match last week.
The Uruguayan striker had initially claimed that he simply collided with the defender and the bite was an innocent result of that collision. But after FIFA banned him for four months and 9 international matches, he kinda changed his story.
In a media statement posted on Twitter, the Liverpool FC striker said:
After several days of being home with my family, I have had the opportunity to regain my calm and reflect about the reality of what occurred during the Italy-Uruguay match on 24 June 2014.
Independant from the fallout and the contradicting declarations that have surfaced during these past days, all of which have been without the intention of interfering with the good performance of my national team, the truth is that my colleague Giorgio Chiellini suffered the physical result of a bite in the collision he suffered with me. For this:
– I deeply regret what occurred
– I apologize to Giorgio Chiellini and the entire football family
– I vow to the public that there will never again be another incident like.
Uruguay has crashed out of the World Cup after losing 2-0 to Colombia. Suarez did not play the match due to the ban.