By Coral Barry
The striker will not return for Leeds until the final game of the Championship season after he was caught sinking his teeth into Fernando Amorebieta during the 1-1 draw with Fulham on February 23rd.
The news hit Twitter early on Thursday afternoon and Leeds supporters, as well as football fans, took to the social media site to react and many saw Doukara’s ban as an opportunity for a good joke rather than concern at a player not being available for a month-and-a-half.
— James Brown (@jamesjamesbrown) March 31, 2016
@RaLUFC Apparently Evans thought bringing Doukara in would add some bite to our attack ?
— gary.briscoe (@virtuweld) March 31, 2016
Bonus of the Doukara ban is, doukara can't be picked
— Craig knowlson (@Casklufc) March 31, 2016
Doukara banned for 8 matches pic.twitter.com/bwZdLW0kGH
— Daniel (@TheRealDmac_) March 31, 2016
— Dame Mary Mary (@Mazzaleeds) March 31, 2016
Hope that's the last we've seen of doukara anyway… Useless
— Kieran Edwards (@K_Edwards18) March 31, 2016
The ironic thing is Doukara's bite was probably the only time he challenged his defender all game. #lufc
— Josh Grainger (@joshgrainger16) March 31, 2016
DOUKARA WAS FRAMED.
Well, actually they are stills pic.twitter.com/5AYFTtm034
— Elland Back (@EllandBack1) March 31, 2016
Doukara, you absolute prat. #lufc
— UK Sport View (@Uksportview) March 31, 2016
Doukara’s ban has reminded a few users of a little-known case involving Luis Suraez when he was still plying his trade at Liverpool.
Suarez has made an unfortunate reputation for himself as a player and was given a ten match ban while still at Anfield after his teeth clashed with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.
The Barcelona forward has been punished on three separate occasions in his career for biting an opponent and Doukara’s link to the Uruguayan was not lost on these Twitter users.
— Osama (@osamahag10) March 31, 2016
Always said Doukara was the new Suarez. #lufc
— Andrew Haigh (@AndrewHaigh) March 31, 2016
Was puzzled by the tweets in which Doukara was being compared to Suarez… until I realised that was merely because they both bit people ?
— Ralu (@RaLUFC) March 31, 2016
— SBOBET (@SBOBET) March 31, 2016
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