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Suarez says Evra episode was like a bad movie

ESPN staff
February 13, 2014
Luis Suarez was handed an eight-match ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra in 2011 © PA Photos

Luis Suarez has again protested his innocence over his bust-up with Patrice Evra that landed him an eight-match ban in 2011.

With 26 goals to his name this campaign, Suarez is finally attracting headlines for the right reasons following a turbulent first two and a half seasons at Liverpool.

He was fined £40,000 for racially abusing Evra and last season received a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, as well as being regularly accused of diving.

Though he admits his clash with Ivanovic was a mistake, likewise his bite on PSV's Otman Bakkal when he played for Ajax, Suarez is still adamant he was falsely accused over the Evra incident.

"All the other things were like a movie that people in England believed in," Suarez reportedly said on Radio 890 in Uruguay.

"The case with Evra was all false. I was accused without proof. But that's in the past. I was sad at that moment but I'm happy today.

"Let me tell you, I've made only two mistakes in my career. My first was when I was playing for Ajax and I bit an opponent. My second was when I bit Ivanovic.

"Those two were my only two mistakes as a footballer. I said I'm sorry and that was all - end of story. I've nothing else to regret.

"I have grown up. I have thought more about things before doing them.

"Now people in England can't talk about me because I'm not doing anything wrong. They have to talk only about me as a footballer."

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