Luis Suarez's response to his four-month ban was ridiculed on Twitter after the Uruguayan star claimed he 'lost his balance and fell on his opponent'.
The 27-year-old was handed a nine-game ban at international level for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini and was controversially given a four-month ban which prohibits him from taking part in any football activity.
Suarez has been sent home to his native Uruguay and received something of a hero's welcome from the fans, but it appears that Twitter is not so forgiving.
The Liverpool striker, when responding to FIFA's charges, claimed that he 'lost his balance and fell on his opponent', and strenuously denies biting Chiellini.
FIFA disagreed with the striker's bizarre statement, and the world of Twitter erupted into laughter when learning of Suarez's line of defence.
Lol Suarez " I lost my balance and fell against the player with my teeth out" Good excuse Suarez hahA
— John Carew (@JCarew10) June 28, 2014
Everyone supporting Suarez or excusing him just look at his alleged aberration of a defence. If true: cheat, liar, fraud. Deserves his ban— Graham Hunter (@BumperGraham) June 28, 2014
Suarez further disgraces himself by using Twitlonger— Michael Cox (@Zonal_Marking) June 28, 2014
But it appears not everyone is against Suarez.
The striker was given a hero's welcome when he arrived in Montevideo and thanked the fans for their 'support and love', breaking his Twitter silence.
"Hi all, I write this post to give thanks to the outpouring of support and love I am receiving. Both myself and my family really appreciate it.
"Thank you very much for being by my side and I want all my colleagues today we support selection for the match against Colombia."
Suarez is out of the World Cup due to his ban and will also be unavailable for Liverpool until October 26 if he fails to overturn his ban.Reuse content