LONDON — The Scottish soccer federation has banned a player for eight matches for making fun of an opponent who is missing an eye.

The Scottish Football Association says it has handed Falkirk player Kevin O’Hara the suspension for “excessive misconduct” during a match against Dunfermline on Oct. 7 in the Scottish Challenge Cup.

British media reports that O’Hara insulted Dunfermline player Dean Shiels for his missing eye during the match.

Falkirk says “the club take note of the decision made by the Scottish FA Judicial Panel and are in the process of requesting the written reasons.”

Shiels reportedly lost sight in his right eye as a child. He later had it removed in 2006.

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