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Torquay's Labadie banned for 10 games

ESPN staff
March 12, 2014
Joss Labadie (right) is in his second loan spell at Torquay from parent club Notts County © Getty Images

Torquay United midfielder Joss Labadie has been banned for 10 matches and fined by the FA following allegations that he was involved in a Luis Suarez-style biting incident during a game.

Labadie, who scored the winning goal for the League 2's bottom club against Rochdale on Tuesday night, was involved in an alleged biting incident involving Chesterfield's Ollie Banks in their meeting on February 15.

The FA said in a statement released on Wednesday that Labadie was found to be guilty of the charge at a hearing of an independent panel. Labadie had denied the charge.

"Torquay United can confirm we have received notification of the verdict from the FA on Joss Labadie's misconduct charge," the club said in a statement, adding that they "will now consider our options before deciding whether to appeal."

Chesterfield declined to comment at the time of the incident, but Banks made the allegations via his Twitter account after the match.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was banned by the FA for 10 matches in April last year for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a Premier League game.

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