Motta headbutt 'scandalous'

French secretary of state for sports Thierry Braillard has described the headbutt Brazilian striker Brandao landed on Thiago Motta as "scandalous".

Last Updated: 18/08/14 at 12:11 Post Comment

Thiago Motta: Headbutted by Brazilian striker Brandao after PSG's 2-0 win over S

Thiago Motta: Headbutted by Brazilian striker Brandao after PSG's 2-0 win over S

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Paris St Germain have confirmed that their midfielder Motta suffered a broken nose in an ugly clash with Brandao after Saturday's 2-0 win against Bastia.

Images from CCTV cameras in the tunnel at the Parc des Princes showed Brandao waiting for Motta to approach him before headbutting the Brazil-born Italy international at the end of the Ligue 1 game.

"Of course it merits a sanction," Braillard told France Info, calling Brandao's action "scandalous, unacceptable".

Brandao, who was suspended for four matches last season for elbowing PSG's Yohan Cabaye at the Parc des Princes while playing for St Etienne, risks a lengthy suspension, while PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi on Saturday called for a lifetime ban.

Bastia said they would release a detailed statement on Monday after speaking to the player and others involved in the incident in the capital.

The disciplinary committee of the Professional Football League (LFP) are set to examine the incident on Thursday.

To make matters worse for Brandao, French champions PSG also confirmed that right-back Gregory van der Wiel suffered "a fracture of the second lumbar vertebra following a knee in the back from the Bastia player Brandao in the first half".

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Marouane Fellaini: I never lost my quality during first Man Utd season

Marouane Fellaini has taken a swipe at his critics, saying his fruitful time at Everton was "quickly forgotten".

Six Chelsea players in PFA's Premier League team of the year

Six Chelsea players have been named in the Professional Footballers' Association's Premier League team of the season.

Tottenham and Everton winger Aaron Lennon investigated by police

Greater Manchester Police are investigating claims that Aaron Lennon assaulted a woman in a Manchester nightclub.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company