Luis Suarez has sensationally claimed he ‘lost his balance’ and ‘in no way’ bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini, having been slapped with a four-month ban from football by governing body Fifa.
Pictures clearly show the Uruguay striker commit his third biting offence in four years during Tuesday’s World Cup match against Italy, leading to a strong-ish punishment from Fifa.
Suarez will miss tonight’s last 16 tie against Colombia, but in the written defence he submitted to the governing body, maintained his claim that the incident has been misunderstood. LOL.
‘In no way did it happen how you have described, as a bite or intent to bite,’ he wrote.
‘After the impact … I lost my balance, making my body unstable and falling on top of my opponent.
‘At that moment I hit my face against the player leaving a small bruise on my cheek and a strong pain in my teeth.’