Oscar boot starts wild brawl in China

Oscar boot starts wild brawl in China

Shanghai SIPG’s Brazilian midfielder Oscar could find himself in hot water with Chinese football authorities after his aggressive actions sparked a mass brawl in their 1-1 draw against Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League on Sunday.

The 25-year-old had just showed his better side by setting up Brazilian team-mate Hulk to make the score 1-1 when he deliberately fired the ball, not once, but twice at an opposition player just as the game was heading for the half time interval.

However, one player from either side was dismissed, with Guangzhou’s Li Tixiang sent off along with Shanghai’s Fu Huan.

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar became the cause of a mass brawl in a Chinese Super League match between Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou R&F on Sunday.

Oscar fell to the ground after which a fight between the two teams broke out as the coaching staff, players as well as substitutes charged against each other in an aggressive fight that went on for a few minutes.

R&F players were incensed that the goal was allowed to stand as Oscar appeared to have been offside before his assist.

The ball bounced straight back to Oscar, who then repeated his kick towards a Guangzhou player coming towards him from Shanghai’s end.

Another Brazilian worldwide, the forward Hulk, scored for Shanghai after being set up by Oscar.

R&F apologised after the home side racked up five yellow cards in addition to the one red.

Shanghai Shenhua’s Qin Sheng was hit with a six-month ban earlier this year for stomping on Belgian global Axel Witsel of Tianjin Quanjian.