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Dagenham's Labadie cops six-month biting ban

Dagenham & Redbridge midfielder Joss Labadie has been banned for six months for a second biting offence in the last two years.

The midfielder was found to have sunk his teeth into the hand of Ronnie Henry in Dagenham's 1-0 League Two win in March over Stevenage and was found guilty of violent conduct by the FA despite denying any wrongdoing.

Labadie was also suspended for ten matches last season after being found guilty of biting Chesterfield's Ollie Banks while playing for Torquay United.

A statement on the official Dagenham & Redbridge website read: "Dagenham & Redbridge midfielder Joss Labadie appeared before a Football Association disciplinary hearing this afternoon.

"Joss pleaded not guilty to the charge of violent conduct.

"Unfortunately the case was found against him and the subsequent punishment issued by the FA is that he is banned from playing football games for six months commencing today.

"Both the player and the Club are awaiting the written report from the FA hearing before deciding their next steps."

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