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.
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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.”