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Leeds forward Doukara banned for biting Amorebieta

last updated Friday 01st April 2016, 3:26 PM


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The Leeds United forward Souleymane Doukara has been banned for eight matches by the Football Association for biting.

The incident happened early in the second half of the home match against Fulham in February. The defender Fernando Amorebieta was the victim and was shown a yellow card for his reaction. He was later sent off for a second bookable offence.

An FA statement said: “Souleymane Doukara will serve an eight-match suspension with immediate effect after he was found to have committed an act of violent conduct. The Leeds United forward was charged following an incident which occurred in the 54th minute of the game against Fulham on 23 February, 2016.

“The breach of FA rule E3, which the player denied at an independent regulatory commission hearing, was considered a non-standard case given the seriousness and both unusual and violent nature of the misconduct. Mr Doukara was also warned as to his future conduct and fined £5,000.”

Leeds have nine Championship games left, beginning against their Yorkshire rivals Rotherham on Saturday. Doukara, who has scored five goals in 27 appearances this term, will be eligible to return for their final Championship game of the season, at Preston on 7 May.

Leeds said in a statement: “The club is unable to comment on this matter in any further detail until the full written judgment is released. Suffice to say, however, the club is disappointed with the outcome and the length of the ban given to Souleymane Doukara.”



















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