Oscar given 8 game ban for sparking China brawl

Shanghai SIPG vs. Guangzhou Evergrande Brawl Hulk

The former Chelsea attacking midfielder wildly blasted the ball against an opponent on two occasions in the closing stages of the first half of the 1-1 draw, with Guangzhou players angrily approaching the Brazil worldwide following the incident.

This in turn saw the midfielder pushed to the ground by an opponent, sparking the melee betwen the two sides and ending with the referee sending off a player for each team.

The 25-year-old joined SIPG from Chelsea in January for an Asian record transfer fee of 60 million euros (66.96 million dollar) as Chinese Super League clubs continued a spending spree that has seen several high-profile acquisitions in recent years.

According to CFA, the 25-year-old was banned for eight CSL games and fined 40,000 Chinese yuan (about 5,850 U.S. dollars).

Oscar escaped with a yellow card, with R&F's Li Tixiang and SIPG's Fu Huan eventually sent off.

Oscar's punishment means he will be banned until August 13, and also forced to pay a small fine.

'The CFA always attaches great importance to the issue of discipline, taking great pains to root out the violent fouls and other unsportsmanlike behaviour.

Remarkably, the CFA were actually unsure in the beginning of how to punish the 25-year-old and sought advice from Federation Internationale de Football Association before delivering their verdict.

Oscar has made 21 appearances for the Chinese club, scoring four goals and providing 10 assists.

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