‘The whole of football needs to help Suarez’ says Uruguay football chief

Sebastian Bauza claims the Liverpool striker is determined to curb his anger issues and has pleaded with him to save his career after being charged with violent conduct by the FA

Luis Suarez has asked Uruguay football federation president Sebastian Bauza to help him save his career after accepting a violent conduct charge for biting Branislav Ivanovic.

The Liverpool striker has turned to Bauza for counsel after finally conceding that he needs to quell his on-field anger following the incident with Ivanovic in the second half of Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Anfield.

Suarez’s punishment will be decided today by a three-man Independent Regulatory Commission and the 26-year-old feels he doesn’t deserve more than a standard three-match ban that was described as “clearly insufficient” by the FA.However, Bauza says his countryman is repentant for his sins and is desperate to change his ways after adding another unsavoury blot to his ever-expanding copybook.

“Luis showed me that he’s sorry for what he did,” Bauza told the Sun. “He recognises he made a mistake, told me he wants to change and that he is open to receive help.

“There’s no doubt Luis made a mistake. But we should help him learn to respect the codes that football has.

“And I firmly believe punishments are not enough. The whole of football has to help him as he brings a lot to sport, being one of the best players in the world.

“The only thing punishments do is deprive us from seeing him on the pitch.”

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