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Hulk and Andre Villas-Boas Receive Bans for Showing Support for Suspended Oscar

Hulk and Andre Villas-Boas Receive Bans for Showing Support for Suspended Oscar

Things just go from bad to worse for Shanghai SIPG as the club’s manager Andre Villas-Boas and striker Hulk have been handed bans after pledging their support for suspended midfielder Oscar.

Ex-Chelsea midfielder Oscar was given an astonishing eight-match suspension after he started a mass brawl in his side’s 1-1 draw with Guangzhou R&F.

The Brazil international appeared to deliberately blast the ball at his opponents, evoking a furious reaction from the Guangzhou players and forcing the Chinese FA into action.

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However, Villas-Boas and Hulk clearly felt this punishment was overly harsh on the 25-year-old, and showed their support for him both on social media and out on the pitch.

Hulk and his fellow teammate Wu Lei were pictured wearing t-shirts in support of Oscar recently, while Villas-Boas posted this message on his official Instagram account:

 

And the Chinese Super League’s officials have since responded by handing two-match bans to Villas-Boas, Hulk and Wu Lei, claiming the former Chelsea and Porto boss had made “inappropriate comments on social media”.

Will the fall-out from Oscar’s misdemeanour ever end?

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