Video: Luis Suarez returns home to Uruguay to a hero's welcome 6 years ago

Video: Luis Suarez returns home to Uruguay to a hero's welcome

The people of Uruguay show their support for the troubled striker...

Luis Suarez received his punishment for biting Giorgio Chiellini on Thursday. Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you'll know he's been suspended for 9 international matches and he's been banned from all football activities for four months.

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The reaction from the Uruguay camp has been one of anger at the decision, their manager Oscar Tabarez blamed the English media for the extent of the ban last night while the whole country has stood firmly behind the Liverpool striker.

Suarez left Brazil yesterday to return home and thousands of people turned up at the airport to show their support for the 27 year old...

People also gathered outside the player's home in Montevideo to show that they are behind him and Suarez made a brief appearance to thank them for their support...

Hat-tip to the Telegraph and AP.