Luis Suarez apology: Statement in full

The Uruguay striker has come clean over the incident with Giorgio Chiellini

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Six days after the incident occurred, Luis Suarez has admitted that he bit Giorgio Chiellini and apologised for his actions. Here is the statement in full...

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.

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 Gieogio Chiellini suffered the physical result of a bite in the collusion he suffered with me.

  • I deeply regret what occurred
  • I apologise to Gieogio Chiellini and the entire football family
  • I vow to the public that there will never be another incident like this
Video: Suarez apologises for Chiellini bite

Montevido, 30th of June 2014