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League Two: Torquay player given ten game biting ban, the same punishment given to Liverpool's Luis Suarez


Torquay midfielder Joss Labadie has been banned for 10 games and fined £2,000 after the FA found him guilty of biting a Chesterfield player.

The incident occurred Torquay's 3-1 loss to Chesterfield. He was not punished during the match, which allowed the FA to act ret­ros­pec­ti­vely, although the player himself denied any wrong doing.

Labadie's ban is the same as that given to Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic last season, a ban which ran into the start of this season.

The FA showed that punishments are consistent throughout the Football League by giving Ladabie the same punishment as an international star like Suarez.

Torquay have until 12:00 GMT on Monday, 17 March to appeal the decision, with the side currently bottom of League Two, despite a win against Rochdale last night, where incidentally Labadie scored the winner.



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