Liverpool striker Luis Suarez apologized for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic on Sunday during their English Premier League game.
The 26-year-old from Uruguay was clearly seen grabbing and biting the arm of Ivanovic after he cleared the ball from Suarez just outside the penalty box. Ivanovic immediately complained after the two tumbled to the pitch, but referee Kevin Friend did not see the incident and no penalty was called.
Suarez eventually scored seven minutes into stoppage time to help Liverpool earn a 2-2 draw.
I'm sad for what happened this afternoon, I apologize Ivanovic and all football world for my inexcusable behaviour. I'm so sorry about it!!
— Luis Suarez (@luis16suarez) April 21, 2013
Ian Ayre, Liverpool's managing director of soccer, issued a terse statement.
"His behavior is not befitting of any player wearing a Liverpool shirt and Luis is aware that he has let himself and everyone associated with the club down,” Ayre said in the statement. “We will deal with the matter internally and await any action from the FA."