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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Brandao suspended after PSG headbutt

Published 21/08/2014 | 20:39

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Bastia forward Brandao vies with Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta during the French Ligue 1 game at the Parc des Princes in Paris. PSG were left fuming after Motta was left with a fractured nose following a bust-up in the tunnel at the end of the match. Photo: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images
Bastia forward Brandao vies with Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta during the French Ligue 1 game at the Parc des Princes in Paris. PSG were left fuming after Motta was left with a fractured nose following a bust-up in the tunnel at the end of the match. Photo: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images

Bastia striker Brandao has been provisionally suspended until September 18 by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ligue de Football

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Professionnel and could yet face further action over his headbutt on Paris St Germain's Thiago Motta.

Shortly after last Saturday's 2-0 win for PSG over Bastia, footage emerged of a clash between the two players in the tunnel.

The video showed veteran Brazilian striker Brandao - in his debut season with the Corsican club - appearing to head-butt his opponent, an incident which left Motta with a broken nose.

In a statement on Thursday evening, the LFP's Disciplinary Committee announced it would hold a full hearing into the incident on September 18, with the 34-year-old suspended until then.

Brandao, who joined Bastia after leaving St Etienne on a free transfer, attended Thursday's hearing.

Earlier this week, Bastia announced they would take no action against the player despite condemning his behaviour in the incident.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi had called for him to receive a lifetime ban.

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