Oscar banned for 8 games over China Super League mass brawl

Brazilian midfielder Oscar has been banned for eight games and fined 40,000 yuan ($5,000) for triggering the mass brawl in the Chinese Super League between his Shanghai SIPG side and Guangzhou R&F.

In Shanghai SIPG’s 1-1 draw on Sunday, the former Chelsea player kicked the ball violently and purposefully against two opponents, resulting in a fight on the pitch between both teams.

The ban now sees him unable to play in the Chinese Super League until 13 August.

According to South China Morning Post, Shanghai SIPG’s Fu Huan, who was sent off with a red card during the brawl, was hit with a six-game ban and 30,000 yuan (USD 4,400) fine.

Meanwhile, R&F’s Li Tixiang was suspended for five games and fined 25,000 yuan (USD 3,700) for his clash with the Brazilian midfielder.