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SURPRISE! Uruguay president joins fans welcome for Liverpool's Suarez

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was given a hero's welcome home by Uruguay fans yesterday.

The Daily Mail says Suarez fans flocked to Carrasco International Airport near Montevideo to greet the arrival of the banned striker back in Uruguay.

Having been handed a nine-game international ban and four-month suspension from all football, Suarez travelled back to Uruguay and left the World Cup squad.

Supporters turned out in force to greet the Liverpool striker in Uruguay, with some wearing masks in tribute to their star man.

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica was at the international airport at one point, but returned home because Suarez's flight was delayed.

Because of the delay, the crowd of about 1,000 fans were moved from the airport terminal to an adjacent air force base to await Suarez's arrival.

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