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Liverpool striker responds to eight-match ban

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has responded to the ruling from the Independent Regulatory Panel.

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

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 wrote on his Twitter: "Today is a very difficult and painful day for both me and my family.

"Thanks for all the support, I'll keep working!"

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