French Footballer Cops 5-Year Ban For Biting Opponent On The Oui Oui
An amateur footballer has been banned from playing the sport for five years after he bit an opposition player on the penis during a post-match scuffle.
Players from Terville and Soetrich in a French local league became involved in a fight in the car park after their match on November 17.
A local news website in Lorraine, eastern France, reported a Terville player had tried to break up the fight but was bitten by a Soetrich player for his intervention.
The Terville player was reportedly off work for four days after receiving 10 stitches to the wound.
Emmanuel Saling, of the Mosellan football district, which both teams compete in, said the blame was "more or less shared".
"The events took place after the match, in the stadium car park. There was an altercation, an escalation and things got worse," he said.
According to the report, Saling said an expert witness was called to the disciplinary committee because the "case was quite original".
The offending Soetrich player was slapped with a five-year ban while the victim was also suspended from playing for six months.
For the record, both teams had originally shared the points after the match ended 1-all -- which would have been Terville's first point of the season.
But after the altercation Terville was stripped of two points and fined €200 for lack of reaction from club officials and for not meeting its obligations as the host team.