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Liverpool striker hit with eight-match ban

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been banned for eight matches and fined 40,000 for racially abusing Patrice Evra.

An Independent Regulatory Commission found a charge of misconduct against Suarez proven.

The Uruguayan striker was charged by the Football Association with abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra and referring to his 'ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race'.

Suarez denied the allegations levelled against him.

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