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.



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.