“It was inexcusable behaviour” – Suarez apologises for biting Ivanovic
Luis Suarez has apologised for biting Branislav Ivanovic and admitted his actions were “inexcusable”.
The Liverpool striker bit the Chelsea defender on the arm in Sunday’s 2-2draw at Anfield and escaped unpunished for it, going on to score his side’s injury-time equaliser.
Manager Brendan Rodgers claimed not to have seen it but said he would launch an internal inquiry into the incident and had warned Suarez that no player is bigger than the club.
And Liverpool’s 30-goal top scorer has accepted he was in the wrong.:
‘I am deeply sorry for my inexcusable behaviour earlier today during our match against Chelsea.
‘I have issued an apology and have tried to contact Branislav Ivanovic to speak to him personally. I apologise also to my manager, playing colleagues and everyone at Liverpool Football Club for letting them down.’
Suarez also took to his Twitter profile to say sorry to the Chelsea defender, posting: ‘I’m sad for what happened this afternoon, I apologize Ivanovic and all football world for my inexcusable behaviour. I’m so sorry about it!!’
The FA are still expected to take action against Suarez, who was nicknamed “the cannibal of Ajax”, after biting an opponent, PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal, during his time in Holland.
The controversial striker was given an eight-match ban last season when he was found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.