You are left wondering if the Chinese went too far, or maybe others, in other parts of the world, should copy their… relentless stance.
Former Chelsea attacker Oscar threw the ball at two Guangzhou R&F players during a Shanghai SIPG game, a brawl broke out, with practically all the members of both teams joining in.
Oscar was obviously not the only one involved, but he was the one who initiated the whole disgraceful incident, and China’s FA decided to… teach him a lesson.
The Brazilian will miss not just one or two games due to suspension, but a massive eight, meaning that he won’t be back until August 13.
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 CFA statement.
We have always attached great importance to the issue of discipline, taking great pains to root out the violent fouls and other unsportsmanlike behavior. Hopefully disciplinary offenses 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
the statement also read.
It should be noted that the CFA turned to FIFA before deciding on Oscar’s punishment, not sure how harsh they should be. The fact that the Brazilian missed the hearing in which he was expected to… explain/defend himself, didn’t help his case, at all.