Former Chelsea attacker Oscar has been banned by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) for inciting a brawl in Shanghai SIPG’s 1-1 draw on Sunday.
The Brazilian kicked the ball violently and purposefully against two Guangzhou R&F players, resulting in a fight on the pitch between both sets of teams.
Oscar will now not be eligible to play in the Chinese Super League until August 13 while also receiving an additional $5,000 fine from the governing body of Chinese football.
“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.”
Initially, the governing body were unsure as to how to punish the midfielder and wrote to FIFA for advice following a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.
Oscar did not attend that hearing and was later pictured wearing a t-shirt with the words “nothing to do, nothing to say”.
Oscar has made 21 appearances for the Chinese club, scoring four goals and providing 10 assists.