french player banned for biting

A French football player has been banned for five years for biting the penis of his opponent after a post match argument.

According to, the incident reportedly occurred back in November after a match between two local sides SC Terville and AS Soetrich. A violent confrontation broke out in the dressing rooms and then in the car park.

A Terville player’s penis was bitten by an AS Soetrich player after he attempted to to separate the AS Soetrich who was fighting with another unnamed player. The Terville player whose Penis was bitten was rushed to the hospital where he needed 12 stitches, and was forced to miss four days of work.

The AS Soetrich player who did the biting has now been banned for 5 years and fined 200 euros, or basically $216. His club was handed the same fine for a “lack of reaction from the [club’s] leaders” for allowing the incident to escalate, and were deducted two points.

“The case, being relatively serious, was taken over by a magistrate. He collected testimonies but also investigated in order to trace the facts as faithfully as possible,” Emmanuel Saling, ruling director general of the Mosellan district, told Le Republican Lorrain. “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.”