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Luis Suarez bite: Uruguay team show support for banned striker by laying out his shirt for Colombia game

The Uruguay kitman still lays out Suarez's kit for the Colombia game - despite the striker being sent home to Montevideo

Luis Suarez may have been sent home, but his spirit remains in the Uruguay dressing room - as does his kit.

The striker, banned for a total of nine international games and barred from all football activity for four months, was pictured at his home in Montevideo on Saturday after leaving Uruguay's World Cup training camp.

But a picture posted by the official Twitter account for Uruguay team shows the team's kits lined up, and Suarez's number nine jersey is among those laid out.

The post included the words "The Uruguay dressing room at the Maracana. Luis Suarez's place in tact. Go Uruguay!"


The striker was also given a hero's welcome when he arrived in Montevideo and thanked the fans for their 'support and love', breaking his Twitter silence.

"Hi all, I write this post to give thanks to the outpouring of support and love I am receiving. Both myself and my family really appreciate it.

"Thank you very much for being by my side and I want all my colleagues today we support selection for the match against Colombia."

Suarez is out of the World Cup due to his ban and will also be unavailable for Liverpool until October 26 if he fails to overturn his ban.