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Barcelona Striker Luis Suarez Admits Past Mistakes But Denies Patrice Evra Racism Claims

Former Liverpool man is nearing his debut for his Nou Camp side.

As Barcelona striker Luis Suarez edges closer to making his debut for the Catalan giants he signed for this summer the Liverpool man has opted to once again assert his innocence in relation to the 2011 incident with Man United full-back Patrice Evra that led to a lengthy ban.

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Suarez is reported by Goal.com as stating that he is entirely innocent of claims of racism made by the French full-back though does have admit to have made mistakes in his footballing career.

The Uruguayan received an eight match ban, and a £50k fine, for racially abusing Evra after a lengthy investigation centring around the referee’s report on the incident and video footage that had been made available to the FA.

“When I say I’m sorry it’s because I regret something,” he said. “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.”

This statement comes towards the end of a four month suspension received after he bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

Suarez appears to be getting back into gear, netting twice in Uruguay’s 3-0 friendly win over Oman, and is expected to make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in a little over a week’s time.

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