Here's the pretty lame excuse Luis Suarez gave FIFA for that bite on Giorgio Chiellini 6 years ago

Here's the pretty lame excuse Luis Suarez gave FIFA for that bite on Giorgio Chiellini

There's a hint of "the money was resting in my account" about this...

So Luis Suarez will not play football for four months after being found guilty of biting Giorgio Chiellini this week. The Uruguay striker did have an opportunity to plead his case to FIFA before the punishment was handed out though.

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The Liverpool player wrote a letter to football's governing body telling his side of the story and it's a little bit farcical to say they least, here's what Suarez wrote: "In no way it happened how you have described, as a bite or intent to bite,

"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."

However, unsurprisingly, the seven-man disciplinary panel which met on Wednesday evening dismissed the argument as they decided that bite was "deliberate, intentional and without provocation."

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Luis Suarez tweeted for the first time since the incident today saying: "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."