October 26, 2020

Valenciennes goalkeeper Jerome Prior bitten on FACE and left bleeding from cheek in huge brawl after French Ligue 2 game

Valenciennes goalkeeper Jerome Prior bitten on FACE and left bleeding from cheek in huge brawl after French Ligue 2 game

VALENCIENNES goalkeeper Jerome Prior claims to have been bitten on the FACE and left bleeding after a melee post-match.

Players from Valenciennes and Sochaux clashed following the final whistle of their goalless Ligue 2 draw at Stade du Hainaut.

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Prior was seen in discomfort after a collision with Sochaux’s Ousseynou Thioune.

The 25-year-old stopper left the pitch bleeding from his cheek.

His manager Olivier Guegan claimed Prior – who is on loan at Valenciennes from Bordeaux – had been bitten.

He said: “Jerome has a bite on his cheek. I was in the dressing room; I didn’t see anything.

“It’s a shame the post-match will tarnish the game, but that’s not the most important thing.

“We put in a coherent and strong performance against a team that is unbeaten and in a really good dynamic.

“I really liked the spirit of the group.”

Prior told French publication So Foot: “There are pictures. The league and justice will do their job. I have no comment to make.”

Despite the bite accusation, Sochaux boss Omar Daf suggested his players had been provoked first.

He said: “A player doesn’t go crazy without something happening first.

“I heard insults at the end of the match. There was a lot of provocation, but you have to have more control.”

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