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FA charge Dagenham’s Joss Labadie for alleged biting incident

FA charge Dagenham’s Joss Labadie for alleged biting incident
By PA Sport

25/03/2015 at 19:35Updated 25/03/2015 at 19:51

Dagenham midfielder Joss Labadie has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association following an alleged biting incident in their 1-0 win over Stevenage on Saturday.

The 24-year-old, who has been banned for biting before, was accused of sinking his teeth into the hand of Stevenage defender Ronnie Henry.

The pair clashed near the touchline when Henry tried to wrestle the ball out of Labadie's arms after play had been stopped. Henry immediately appeared to signal to the nearby assistant referee that he had been bitten.

The incident is still being investigated by Hertfordshire Police, but the FA have charged Labadie, who has until 6pm next Tuesday to respond.

An FA statement read: "The FA has charged Dagenham & Redbridge player Joss Labadie with violent conduct following an incident during their game on 21 March 2015.

"Labadie has until 6pm on 30 March to respond to the charge."

Labadie was fined £2,000 and banned for 10 games for biting Chesterfield's Ollie Banks while playing for Torquay in February 2014.

Boro manager Graham Westley said after the match on Saturday that Henry, 31, had suffered "a nasty injury" and had "nearly lost his finger".