Dagenham and Redbridge have released a club statement regarding the incident on Saturday between Joss Labadie and Ronnie Henry.
Stevenage Town’s Ronnie Henry accused Labadie of biting him on the hand in the Daggers’ 1-0 victory at the Lamex Stadium.
Both Dagenham and Redbridge football club and Labadie have been charged by the Football Association, with both parties being given until 6pm on Monday 30th March to respond to the charges.
Dagenham and Redbridge haven’t yet commented further on the incident.
Following the game, Stevenage manager Graham Westley said that it “has become a police matter”, and had revealed that the police were looking into an accusation from Henry saying he’d been bitten on the hand. Westley claimed that his defender Henry was ‘horrified’ by the incident.
“Ronnie was in a state of shock, you don’t go on a football pitch expecting to lose your finger and Ronnie was horrified by what has gone on because it’s a football match and he’s nearly lost his finger.”
With the controversial circumstances surrounding the Daggers goal, the game was already a heated affair.
Labadie was in an offside position as a long ball was played forward, but he didn’t interact with the play, as Christian Doidge took over and crossed for Dean Howell to score the games only goal.
Only after a long conversation with his assistant referee did Dean Whitestone award the goal.
This isn’t the first time that Labadie has been involved in an incident like this. In 2014, he served a 10 game ban and was fined £2,000 for biting on loan Chesterfield player Ollie Banks whilst playing for Torquay. Labadie denied the accusations.