On Monday, Suarez posted the following note on Twitter.
My apologies to Chiellini: pic.twitter.com/CvfkkjxzlM— Luis Suarez (@luis16suarez) June 30, 2014
It's not exactly a strong, unequivocal apology, is it?
Suarez, who received overwhelming support from his fellow Uruguayans in the wake of the incident, uses the passive voice, positioning Chiellini as the victim wihthout ever admitting to being an active participant in the action. He never admits to being the perpetrator of the act.
At least Suarez expresses his sadness that Chiellini was forced to suffer through all of this.
For his part, Chiellini seems to already have put it behind him, even going so far as to say that Suarez's punishment is "excessive."
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