Botafogo players suspended because of fight
Uruguay striker Sebastian ”El Loco” Abreu has been suspended
four matches and Argentine forward German Herrera banned for five
games for their roles in a brawl after Botafogo’s Brazilian Cup
match against Avai last month.
Both players were involved in a fight with Avai players after
Botafogo was eliminated on a disputed late penalty. They were seen
charging toward opponents and throwing punches.
Botafogo coach Caio Junior was suspended one match, while three
Avai players also were punished by Brazil’s sports tribunal.
The clubs said they will appeal.