Luis Suarez denies racially abusing Patrice Evra

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Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez maintains he did not racially abuse former Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra, and is still angry for being punished after the incident, according to the Daily Star.

The Anfield legend is currently serving a suspension for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during this summer's World Cup in Brazil, an incident he accepts and apologises for. However, the Uruguayan has not taken kindly to his punishment after the alleged racial abuse on Frenchman Patrice Evra.

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Suarez speaks

The 27-year-old told reporters: "It is good to accept that you have made a mistake and that's what I did.

"I left it a few days because you have to remember that I'm only human and sometimes it's hard to face the truth.

"I found it hard to take in and to realise what I had done. Those were days when I didn't want to know about it. I didn't want to listen to anybody, or speak to anybody. I didn't want to accept it. When I say I'm sorry it's because I regret something. Being sorry implies regret.

"But they have also sometimes judged me on things that aren't true, such as the racism thing. I was accused without evidence and that's what grieved me the most.

"The others were actions when it was me who did wrong. I accepted that and begged forgiveness, but the racism thing, when I was accused without evidence, that did upset me."

Suarez ready for Barcelona debut

Suarez hasn't been allowed to play competitive football since the incident, but has been allowed to play in friendly matches after he successfully appealed his ban, which prevented him from partaking in any footballing activity.

The Barcelona forward played and scored twice in a 3-0 victory over Oman on Monday, but still admits that he misses playing competitive football and is ready to take his opportunity with the Catalan giants.

Suarez scored 82 goals in 133 appearances for the Merseyside club, and was the Premier League's top scorer in the 2013-14 season, despite missing the opening eight games through suspension.

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