Former Chelsea midfielder, Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior, better known as simply Oscar, has been banned for eight games, after causing a massive brawl between Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League.
The Brazilian midfielder appeared to kick the ball straight at two players from the opposition Guangzhou R&F at Sunday’s match, which surprisingly ended in a 1-1 draw. Oscar was pushed to the ground before players from either side fought.
Oscar, who joined Shanghai SIPG in a £60m deal in January, was also fined 40,000 Yuan (£4620).
The incident came in the first half in injury time and Shanghai’s Fu Huan and Guangzhou’s Li Zixiang were sent off for their part in the brawl, but Oscar was not booked.
Fu and Li have received six and five game ban respectively from the Chinese Football Association, while Guangzhou’s Chen Zhizhao, who pushed Oscar to the floor, has been banned for seven league games.
Shanghai boss Andre Villas-Boas has defended, saying he was just being “passionate” and Oscar denied he purposely aimed the football at the Guangzhou players. “Disrespect the opponent? It is not true. I am a very dedicated player and respect sportsmanship,” Oscar was quoted as saying on the Sina Sports website.
Charlie.F, Year 6
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