Luis Suarez was never going to let the opportunity to appeal his four month ban slip away, so an official appeal was always likely to find its way into FIFA's mailbox.
However, an admission of guilt it was not. Instead, the Liverpool and Uruguay striker decided against admitting to any wilful wrongdoing.
The whole statement reads a bit like the time on the Simpsons when a gravely wounded Snake explained to Dr Nick Riviera how he "like, fell on a bullet, and it, like, drove itself into (his) gut".
The quotes below are from the letter of defense that he sent to FIFA's disciplinary panel.
At the moment of impact, it forced me to bend my knees and lost balance and ended up falling on the opponent. I slammed my face against the player leaving a small bruise and sharp pain in the teeth - therefore the referee stopped the game. This is what happened and in nose case what has been described as a bite or attempting to bite happened.