Liverpool striker Suarez makes apology, though Evra not mentioned

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has issued an apology over his race ban.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has issued an apology over his race ban.

Suarez has issued a public apology following his eight-match ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra - but has not said sorry to the Manchester United defender.

Quoted in several national newspapers, Suarez said: "I admitted to the commission that I said a word in Spanish once and only once. I told the panel members that I will not use it again on a football pitch in England.

"I never, ever used this word in a derogatory way and if it offends anyone then I want to apologise for that."

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