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An amateur football player in France has been banned for five years, after biting an opponent's penis with so much power, the victim required stitches. The shocking incident took place after a drawn match between second-division sides Terville and Soetrich in the east of France on November 18 last year, when a fight broke out in the stadium carpark. According to local reports, a Terville player tried to break up a fight between two players, but a Soetrich player retaliated by biting his 'cheese sizzler'.