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Report: Adidas to remind Suarez of standards it expects

Luis Suarez's multi-million pound sponsor Adidas has said it will "remind" the footballer of the standards it expects, according to a reporter for the Associated Press:

Luis Suarez fined by Liverpool over biting incident

Luis Suarez has admitted on Twitter that Liverpool fined him over the biting incident, adding that he requested that the money be donated to the Hillsborough Family Support Group.


Ivanovic 'doesn't want to press charges over bite'

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is understood to have spoken to Surrey Police about the incident at the club's training ground in Cobham.

Branislav Ivanovic Credit: John Walton/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Press Association reports that a complaint was made to Merseyside Police which was passed on to their Surrey colleagues, who wanted to ascertain whether he had sustained any injury.

That was found not to be the case and Ivanovic told police he did not want to press charges.

Club site plays down Benitez comments

A report on the official Chelsea website makes little mention of Rafa Benitez's angry tirade at fans last night.

The article plays down the incident, saying instead that the manger merely "expressed his wish for the fans to unite in creating a positive atmosphere":

In addition to considering the action on the pitch on Wednesday evening, Benitez expressed his wish for the fans to unite in creating a positive atmosphere for the team to play in at our games.

'It will be much better for everyone to have a good atmosphere and to back the players,' he said.


Rafael Benitez reveals plan to leave Chelsea

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez revealed during a press conference last night that he will stand down at the end of the season.

Speaking after Chelsea's 2-0 win against Middlesbrough, Benitez said he was "disappointed" with some fans who he described as "wasting time" making negative banners instead of supporting the club.

He also revealed that he did not expect the word "interim" to be added to his title when he signed his contract:


A selection of anti-Rafa banners made by Chelsea fans

Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez has complained about fans "wasting time" by making negative banners. Here is a selection of anti-Benitez banners over the years:

Chelsea fans hold an anti-Rafa banner in the stands at Stamford Bridge Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire
More anti-Rafa banners at a Chelsea v FC Nordsjaelland match Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport
Chelsea fans with a banner in support of ex-Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Chelsea fans with a banner in the stands asking for a return to former manager Jose Mourinho Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport
Chelsea fans hold banners in support of the then-suspended Manager Jose Mourinho Credit: Matthias Schrader/DPA/Press Association Images

Chealsea fans give their reactions to Rafa outburst

Chelsea fans have been giving their reactions to interim manager Rafael Benitez's outburst on Twitter:

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