Luis Suarez has released an apology for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini, which the Juventus defender has accepted.
The incident occurred during the World Cup match between Uruguay and the Azzurri but went unnoticed by the referee at the time.
In the aftermath of the game, the Uruguayan camp denied Suarez had done anything wrong and stuck to this stance even after FIFA had handed the forward a four-month worldwide ban for his actions.
However, in an open letter released on Twitter, the Liverpool man admitted his guilt and promised that an incident of the like would never happen again.
“After several days of being at home with my family, I have had the opportunity to regain my calm and reflect on the reality of what occurred during the Italy-Uruguay match on 24 June 2014,” Suarez began.
"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 collusion he suffered with me.
“For this, I deeply regret what occurred, I apologise to Giorgio Chiellini and the entire football family and I vow to the public that there will never again be an incident like [this].”
Chiellini then responded to the tweet with a message of his own.
“It’s all forgotten. I hope FIFA will reduce your suspension.”