“I apologise to my manager and everyone at Liverpool for letting them down,” the Uruguayan striker said after the match in a statement, before adding that he had spoken to the Chelsea defender over the phone since the incident and has apologised for his behaviour.
Chelsea’ defender Ivanovic complained about Suarez’s biting him on the forearm during the match and video footage of the game clearly shows Suarez chomping into his arm.
Suarez now must wait for the FA decide on what action to take, but he is likely to receive a lengthy ban.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has spoken of his dismay at his striker’s behaviour, with the club’s managing director, Ian Ayre, cancelling a trip to Australia to handle to situation.
King numpty Suarez managed to be both hero and villain in the match, setting up Daniel Sturridge for the Reds’ equalising opening goal before giving away the penalty that put the Blues back in front. He then scored the second equaliser deep into injury time, but the post-match reaction to his biting Ivanovic during the second half has over-shadowed all of his footballing actions.
“This is a club with incredible values and ethics,” Rodgers said after the match, adding that no one individual was bigger than the club.”