Torquay midfielder Joss Labadie has been handed a 10-game suspension and a £2,000 fine by the Football Association after being found guilty of violent conduct.
Labadie, who scored the winning goal for the Gulls against Rochdale on Tuesday night, was involved in an alleged biting incident involving Chesterfield’s Ollie Banks in their League Two meeting at the Proact Stadium last month.
Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, the violent conduct charge was found proven and Torquay confirmed they will consider their options before deciding whether to appeal the decision.
A club statement said: “Torquay United can confirm we have received notification of the verdict from the FA on Joss Labadie’s misconduct charge. The Club will now consider our options before deciding whether to appeal.”
After the game, Banks posted on his twitter account, with a picture of the alleged bite mark, stating: “I can’t believe another human has taken a chunk out of my ribs in a football game! Disgusting!”