Uruguayan bad boy Luis Suárez has apologised for the incident in the world cup which saw him bite Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder even though he said he “fell onto” the Italian in a sad effort to wriggle out of it.
And football commentator Gary Lineker, who also played for Barcelona, claimed the Catalan club had insisted that Luis Suárez say sorry if any potential transfer were to take place.
Barcelona are stepping up their bid to sign the fiery Uruguayan striker and have insisted that Suárez come clean over the incident and vow never to do it again.In a statement on the star’s Twitter account, it looks like Suárez has finally come to his senses.
Luis Suarez 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 24th June 2014.
“Independent 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 apologise to Giorgio Chiellini and the entire football family. I vow to the public that there will never again be another incident like this.”
Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke said at the World Cup that Suarez had to “find a way to stop doing it. He should go through a treatment. It is definitely wrong.”
And the international professional footballer’s union FIFPro said Fifa should have made mandatory treatment part of its sanction.
All that appears to be left in this saga is a formal bid from Barcelona with Liverpool waiting in the wings to offload one of their greatest assets. If Suárez remains at Liverpool, the player will miss the first nine games of the league season, returning to action on 26th October.