Luis Suarez was 'chucked out like a dog': Grandmother

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Montevideo, June 27: Luis Suarez's grandmother is the latest to support the striker after he was banned by FIFA for biting an Italian player during a FIFA World Cup 2014 match.

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Many fans in Uruguay including the country's President Jose Mujica have rallied around Suarez after his ban yesterday (June 26). The President and around 1,000 fans were at the airport on Friday in Montevideo to welcome back Suarez from Brazil.

Suarez was handed a nine-match ban and four-month suspension from all football-related activity after he had bitten Giorgio Chiellini during their Group D game on June 24 (Tuesday). Uruguay won that clash 1-0 to advance to the knockout stage.

Calling the ban as "barbaric", Suarez's grandmother Lila Piriz Da Rosa said FIFA had "chucked him out of there like a dog".

"Everyone knows what they've done to Luis. They wanted him out of the World Cup. Perfect, they did it. They chucked him out of there like a dog," a sobbing Lila Piriz Da Rosa told "Reuters" news agency from Suarez's birthtown Salto in north-west Uruguay.

"This was on purpose. They had their eyes on him to see what he does, It's barbaric what they have done to him," she added.

Uruguay will face Colombia in the Round of 16 on June 28.

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