Former Chelsea player Oscar has been handed an eight-match ban by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) for sparking a brawl in a league game in China after he kicked the ball at two opponents.
The 25-year-old Brazilian will now be ineligible to play for Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League until August 13. He also received a £4625 fine from Chinese football’s governing body.
“Oscar’s immoral foul, which sparked a massive bust-up on the pitch, has had a huge negative impact on China’s professional football leagues,” read a statement of CFA.
“The CFA alway attaches great importance to the issue of discipline, taking great pains to root out the violent fouls and other unsportsmanlike behaviour.
“Hopefully disciplinary offences would be severely punished by all clubs and efforts shall be made to maintain the order of the games and protect the development of football.”