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Luis Suarez: Branislav Ivanovic must take some blame for biting incident

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Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been talking about two of his most infamous biting incidents once again, claiming that his victims Branislav Ivanovic and Giorgio Chiellini must both accept some blame for the unsavoury altercations.

The Uruguay international was banned for 10 domestic matches for sinking his teeth into the Chelsea defender during a Premier League game in April 2013, and was reprimanded by FIFA following a similar incident against Italy at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil last summer.

Suarez was asked whether in hindsight he regretted the controversial conduct, and to his credit the 28-year-old did accept some responsibility but couldn't turn down the opportunity to take swipe at both opponents again.

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"Some of the blame in the past was mine, some of it must go to the defenders who provoked me," the South American marksman was quoted saying by the London Evening Standard.

"Chiellini and Ivanovic, for example, are two that wind you up again, and again, and again.

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"They are irritating, but now what happens is that I provoke the defenders. Before I’d engage in a battle with them, now I walk away."

Suarez served a four-month suspension in the latter part of 2014 that prevented him from making his Barcelona debut until the end of October after swapping Anfield for Camp Nou in a £75 million deal.

Although the former Reds forward has tried to convince critics that he's been successfully rehabilitated, these latest comments prove once again that he's still unwilling to take full responsibility for the actions which quite frankly have no place in football.

What do you make of Luis Suarez's controversial claim? Will the Barcelona man bite again? Have your say in the comment box below...

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Topics:
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Branislav Ivanovic
Premier League
Luis Suarez
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Chelsea
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