Suarez apologises to Chiellini (sort of)
Luis Suarez has finally decided to apologise to Italy's Giorgio Chiellini for biting him.
The Uruguay forward has caused a storm after sinking his teeth into his opponent's shoulder during their World Cup Group D match last week and was banned from all football-related activities for four months by world governing body Fifa.
After claiming he had merely collided into Chiellini after losing his balance, it seems getting away from the football madness in Brazil has cleared Suarez's head somewhat as he published an apology to the defender on Twitter.
For those of you who can't read it, the 27-year-old wrote: "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.
"...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)."
While he stopped short of saying that he intentionally bit Chiellini as some angles of the incident clearly showed, it is a step forward after the madness that has ensued.
However, Suarez's vow that there will be no repeats will have to be taken with salt since this is the third time he's bitten someone - and on no bigger world football stage that the World Cup at that.
Aside from the four-month ban, Suarez will also sit out Uruguay's next nine official matches.