Oscar gets eight-game ban over China brawl


This photo taken on June 18, 2017 shows Shanghai SIPG's Oscar (L) kicking the ball at a ...
This photo taken on June 18, 2017 shows Shanghai SIPG's Oscar (L) kicking the ball at a Guangzhou R&F player (R) during their Chinese Super League match in Guangzhou, in China's southern Guangdong province. Brazilian international Oscar triggered a mass brawl in the Chinese Super League as players and staff from his Shanghai SIPG side and opponents Guangzhou R&F scrapped on the pitch. After the former Chelsea midfielder appeared to fire the ball deliberately twice at Guangzhou players, he was rushed by several opponents, fell to the ground and a melee broke out. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT

Brazil’s Oscar was banned for eight games Thursday for triggering a mass brawl in the Chinese Super League between his Shanghai SIPG side and opponents Guangzhou R&F.

After the former Chelsea midfielder appeared twice to fire the ball deliberately at Guangzhou players on Sunday, he was rushed by several opponents. Oscar fell to the ground and a melee broke out.

The Chinese Football Association issued lengthy bans to four players, including Oscar, and fined him 40,000 yuan ($6,000).

Oscar is one of the most high-profile players in the Chinese Super League after he joined SIPG for an Asian-record 60 million euros this season.

 

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