A footballer in France has been banned for five years for biting an opposition player’s penis during an altercation.
According to Le Republicain Lorrain (h/t MailOnline’s Sophie Tanno) the attack happened on November 17 after the 1-1 draw between Terville and Soetrich in north-east France, with the victim requiring 10 stitches on his penis.
A clash had ensued after players from either side started a fight in the car park. When a second member of the Terville squad stepped in to stop the fight, the Soetrich player bit the peacemaker hard.
The victim was also suspended for six months for his role in the fight.
Emmanuel Saling, the director of the local Moselle district, explaining what transpired and how lengthy this kind of sanctions are said;
The events took place after the match, in the stadium car park. There was an altercation, an escalation and things got worse.
“It’s quite rare to have sanctions of several years, there are less than 10 per year. The case was a bit saucy, but … there must have been some nasty tension, so the smiles on the disciplinary committee quickly faded.”