Footballer is suspended in France for five years after biting the opponent’s penis during a match (and his victim is banned for six months)
- Player bit one of his opponents during a fight in November 2019
- The victim needed about 10 stitches and had to take four days off
- The amateur player was suspended from a local competition for five years
An amateur player was suspended for five years in a local competition in Eastern France to bite one of his opponents during a post-match fight.
The crime was committed after a dichotomy between Terville and Soetrich in a local competition on November 17.
According to a local news website in Lorraine, one player from each party started fighting, another Terville player joined in, apparently trying to divorce. The Soetrich player responded by biting into the penis of the peacemaker.
An amateur player was suspended for five years in a local competition in Eastern France to bite one of his opponents during a post-match fight (stock image)
The victim needed about 10 stitches and had to take four days off.
‘The events took place after the game in the parking garage of the stadium. There was an argument, an escalation, and it got worse, “said Emmanuel Saling of the Mosellan football district, adding that the debt was” more or less shared. “
Saling said that because the “case was very original,” the disciplinary committee had called in an expert before deciding to suspend the Soetrich player for five years.
The injured Terville player was suspended for six months.
“It is quite rare to have sanctions of several years, there are fewer than 10 a year,” Saling said. “The case was a bit saucy, but … there must have been some nasty tension, so the smile on the disciplinary committee faded quickly.”
The game ended in a 1-1 draw that would have given Terville their first point of the season, but they were punished with two penalty points and a fine of 200 euros for not fulfilling their security obligations as hosts and for the lack of response from club officials when the fight broke out.