Brandao suspended after head-butting PSG’s Motta after match

Bastia's Brandao was provisionnally suspended until Sept. 18 by the French league's disciplinary authority on Thursday.

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PARIS —

Bastia striker Brandao has been temporarily suspended by the French league after he head-butted Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta at the end of last weekend’s match.

The French league’s disciplinary committee decided on Thursday to ”provisionally suspend Brandao starting from Friday, August 22” ahead of a hearing on Sept. 18.

After Bastia’s 2-0 loss to PSG, Brandao waited for Thiago Motta in the tunnel and headbutted the Italy international, leaving him with a broken nose.

After the incident, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi called for Brandao to be banned for life.