Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar sparks 50-man brawl in Chinese Super League

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar sparks 50-man brawl in Chinese Super League

The Brazilian global left Stamford Bridge for Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai back in January in a move thought to be worth around £60million.

Oscar was angrily confronted by opponents after twice appearing to deliberately kick the ball at them.

Oscar's Shanghai team-mates tried to protect him as he lay on the ground while chaos ensued around the former Chelsea man.

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

In this Sunday, June 18, 2017 photo, Shanghai SIPG players, red jersey, and Guangzhou R&F players, blue jersey, tussle after Shanghai's Oscar was tackled on the ground, during their Chinese Super League match in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province.

Shanghai SIPG remains second in the Chinese Super League after the draw - four points behind leaders Guangzhou Evergrande, while remain in fifth.

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The playmaker's actions appeared deliberate as he booted the ball at players on the halfway line.

The match was able to continue after a lengthy delay for the brawl and finished with in a 1-1 draw. "We are sorry about the infringements during the game and hope the players can adjust their attitude and prepare for the following game".

Then last month Zhang Jian, senior vice-president and general secretary of the CFA, called for "good order" between the league's foreign stars and domestic players after allegations of racism and a number of on-field flare-ups.

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