Thursday, 22 June, 2017

Shanghai's Oscar denies disrespecting Guangzhou R&F following brawl

With the match locked at 1-1 Oscar fired the ball into two opponents at the end of the first half With the match locked at 1-1 Oscar fired the ball into two opponents at the end of the first half
Kristopher Love | 20 June, 2017, 03:02

Oscar is certainly keeping busy in the Chinese Super League.

Brazilian global Oscar triggered a mass brawl in the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Sunday, as players and staff from his Shanghai SIPG side and opponents Guangzhou R&F traded blows on the pitch.

The Brazil worldwide was guilty of starting a massive fight after deliberately kicking the ball at an opponent - TWICE!

At least it's an exciting start to the CSL transfer window, which opened up more or less right as the former Chelsea midfielder was inviting mass chaos.

Oscar moved to SIPG, coached by former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas, for £40 million and has been one of the standout players for the Super League team.

When order was restored after the pushing and shoving, R&F's Li Tixiang and Shanghai's Fu Huan were dismissed and three others were booked.

SIPG is second in the table, four points behind leader Guangzhou Evergrande. Minutes earlier, Oscar assisted on Hulk's goal for 1-1, which ended up the final score.

Oscar was subsequently pushed to the ground by R&F's Chen Zhizhao, sparking a tussle that brought all 22 players plus substitutes and officials onto the field.

"Disrespect the opponent? It is not true", the Brazil global is reported as telling the Sina news agency.

'I never allow my players to play so dirty.

Video of the tussle spread quickly in mainstream and social media.