USL Discipline: Djiby Fall suspended for biting opponent

Veteran Senegalese striker Djiby Fall has certainly made a name for himself since joining the USL's FC Cincinnati. In its first home game, which drew a league record crowd for a home opener, Djiby scored four goals.

But two games later, Louisville City head coach James O'Connor accused Djiby of biting one of his players, midfielder Niall McCabe, and the USL disciplinary panel suspended the league's leading scorer (six goals) for five games and fined him an undisclosed amount.

Referee Mark Kadlecik issued Djiby a red card in the 87th minute of Saturday's match that ended in a 1-1 tie. The red card earned Djiby an additional one-game suspension and fine.

Djiby, 32, was signed as an offseason replacement for 2016 USL Most Valuable Player Sean Okoli. He moved to France at the age of 18 to join Auxerre's academy. He never played for its first team but later spent time at 11 clubs in nine different countries before moving to the USL.
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6 comments about "USL Discipline: Djiby Fall suspended for biting opponent".
  1. :: SilverRey ::, April 28, 2017 at 11:12 a.m.

    Somebody is hungry for goals...

  2. Lewie Stevens, April 28, 2017 at 2:09 p.m.

    The article makes it seem as if he was suspended on the basis of the Louisville City coach's accusation. The AR saw and reported it, the league investigated it, and the discipline was handed down.

  3. Nick Daverese, April 29, 2017 at 7:36 a.m.

    My Grand daughter Sophia 3 yrs old just bit a boy for pushing her. My son had to explain to her boys are not food. You only bit food :) I think they should feed that player maybe he was just hungry. Also no spitting at players that happen a lot on the field because it is hard to see.

    When I played American football I would spit at an opponent before the snap to get him to go offside.

    I saw my dear departed Daddio do a job on a guy who spit in his face after an argument. Dear dad thought that was a killing offense.

  4. R2 Dad, April 29, 2017 at 12:31 p.m.

    Djibitey proving he has the chomps...er, chops for the big time.

  5. Lonaka K, April 30, 2017 at 2:38 p.m.

    Why does soccer or for that matter and sport put up with "untrained animals. This guy should have been banned of life from the USL. Is the league that desperate to keep players like this. Also, why are the Lindner's accepting this type of behavior and allowing the GM to keep this player on the roster. Is winning that important that they would do anything to win a championship. As Trump would say sad, very sad,

  6. Nick Daverese, May 1, 2017 at 12:34 a.m.

    Banned for life? They don't even give life for murder. Don't get me wrong I think you are a dog to do something like that. But that punishment does not fit the crime.

    Don't ever do something stupid in your life at work because someone might say ban him for life from doing your life's work.

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