Leeds United striker given eight-game ban for biting opponent's chest

Souleymane Doukara was charged with biting Fulham's Fernando Amorebieta

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Leeds United striker Souleymane Doukara has been handed an eight-game ban by the FA for biting an opponent.

The incident happened during the 1-1 draw against Fulham in February. Doukara is alleged to have bitten defender Fernando Amorebieta during the second half of the game.

The only available footage of the incident is from LUTV. Amorebieta can be clearly seen pulling down his shirt to show the referee his chest after allegedly being bitten.

Leeds currently lie in 17th place in the Championship, 12 points clear of safety. Dourkara has scored five goals this season, with three of them coming in the league.

The 24-year-old Frenchman has been handed a £5,000 ban (€6,300 approx) by The FA for his actions. Leeds United commented on the ban by saying they were "disappointed with the outcome and the length of the ban".

Leeds return to action on Saturday with a game away to local rivals Rotherham.