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Luis Suarez criticised by Uruguay legend

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Uruguayan football legend Alcides Ghiggia has become the first high-profile figure in the country to criticise forward Luis Suarez.

Ghiggia, famous for scoring the winning goal in the 1950 World Cup final in the Maracana, Brazil, questioned Suarez's behaviour after the Liverpool man bit Giorgio Chiellini in his nation's last group game against Italy.

The comments by the 87-year-old were reported by The Telegraph, before Suarez received his four-month ban from all footballing activities.

Ghiggia said: "[Suarez] Plays well but he has done things that are not normal for a player nor for a football game. This boy's clearly not right in the head. That's just not something you do on the pitch.

"He already did it before in England and now he's done it again. It's abnormal. It's a football match – not a war or a fight."

The criticism by the Uruguayan came after Suarez had been publicly backed by his teammates and his country's Football Association following the incident on Tuesday. News of Suarez's ban broke last week, and the striker will now miss the rest of the World Cup, and won't play any football again until the end of October.

Oscar Tabarez's side lost their last-16 match - without Suarez - against Colombia on Saturday 2-0. The Uruguayan FA have confirmed they will appeal the ban.

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