24 Jul 2015

Celtic player suspended for biting

12:05 pm on 24 July 2015

New Celtic signing Nadir Ciftci has been banned for six games by the Scottish Football Association for biting an opponent during last season's Dundee derby.

The 23-year-old Turkish forward was handed an eight-match ban, with two games suspended until the end of the season, for "excessive misconduct" after he bit the leg of Jim McAlister whilst playing for Dundee United against Dundee in May.

Ciftci, who signed for Celtic earlier this month, scored twice in the match but was not sent off as match officials failed to spot the incident.