Luis Suarez, Uruguay (June 24, 2014)
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World Cup: Banished Uruguayan Luis Suarez issues apology to Giorgio Chiellini for bite incident

Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez, who was kicked out of the World Cup by FIFA for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in a group-stage match last week has issued an apology. Of sorts.

On Monday, Suarez posted the following note on Twitter. 

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.

This fits nicely with Suarez's previous excuses, in which he claimed that "these things happen" and also that Chiellini's shoulder ran into his face.

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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