Dagenham and Redbridge midfielder Joss Labadie has been banned for six months by the FA after biting an opponent in a similar manner to former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, reports the Daily Mirror.
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The 24-year-old was found guilty of violent conduct by the governing body after a clash with Ronnie Henry of Stevenage in their 1-0 win over the team last month. The opposition player immediately told the assistant referee that he had been bitten, but no punishment was given.
This is not the first time that the player has been called up for using his teeth on a fellow footballer. Labadie was banned for biting Chesterfield’s Ollie Banks while he was at Torquay last season. That got him a less severe punishment of a 10 game suspension and a £2,000 fine.
This has all the hallmarks of Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, who has also been banned several times for biting at domestic and international level.