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Brandao receives jail sentence for Thiago Motta headbutt

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On 16 August in match between Bastia and Paris Saint-Germain in the French Ligue 1, Brandao waited for PSG midfielder Thiago Motta in the tunnel after the game and headbutted the Italian.

Subsequently, the Brazilian was banned from playing for six months after the crazy incident which was captured on CCTV in the tunnel after the game.

"He said he was going to be waiting for me at the end of the game, but I never thought he would actually do it," Motta said in the aftermath.



Three months on from the incident and prosecutors have finally come to reach a final decision on the future of the 34-year-old striker.

Brandao will serve an eight month ban and has been fined £11,888 on top of an initial £15,850 fine from the French football association.

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Previously of Saint-Etienne and Marseille when they won the title in 2010, Brandao is no stranger to the Ligue 1 and France, and now of Bastia, it may be a while before he re-enters the field of play again.

In a hearing, the Brazilian pleaded guilty to the offence but also claimed that he had been "insulted" by Motta and that was the reason why he headbutted him in the tunnel after the game, consequently breaking the Italian's nose.

Despite a one month sentence in jail, his lawyer believes that his punishment is expected to be served through community service.

On the other hand, his future footballing career hangs in the balance as PSG president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi slammed the 34-year-old and strongly believes that he "should be suspended for life."

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