Luis Suarez has offered a public apology for biting Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay's World Cup game against Italy on June 24. The apology comes days after Suarez was banned for nine games and suspended from all soccer-related activities for four months for the incident.
My apologies to Chiellini: pic.twitter.com/CvfkkjxzlM— Luis Suarez (@luis16suarez) June 30, 2014
Chiellini re-tweeted the apology. He had previously posted his thoughts on the incident on his personal website:
Now inside me there's no feelings of joy, revenge or anger against Suarez for an incident that happened on the pitch and that's done. There only remain the anger and the disappointment about the match.
At the moment my only thought is for Luis and his family, because they will face a very difficult period.
Earlier on Monday, Uruguay president José Mujica ripped FIFA for Suarez's punishment, calling the suspension a "fascist ban."