World Cup: Luis Suarez Tweets Apology for Biting Incident

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Luis Suarez, Giorgio Chiellini

"I deeply regret what happened," said the Liverpool player, who apologized to biting victim Giorgio Chiellini and "the entire soccer family."

BUENOS AIRES – Uruguayan star player Luis Suarez finally said sorry today for biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in what has been the biggest scandal so far of the 2014 World Cup. 

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The star striker, who was not booked during the match but received a stiff four-month ban from soccer governing body FIFA for the attack, took to Twitter Monday for the very public apology.

On his official account @luis16suarez, the Liverpool player wrote simply "My apologies" and a link to a message that reads:

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Before now, Suarez and many in the Uruguayan media have defended the striker, claiming, despite the video evidence, that he didn't actually bite Chiellini.

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After the FIFA ban, many of Suarez's supporters, not least the millions of fans of his club, Liverpool, took to social media to decry the ruling as unfair and extreme.