Ex-Chelsea midfielder Oscar sparks mass brawl in Shanghai

Oscar sparks mass brawl in Chinese league

Oscar sparks mass brawl in Chinese league

Oscar has enjoyed mixed fortunes since joining Shanghai in the January transfer window and the Brazil worldwide continued his tumultuous start to life in China by causing a huge fight between the two sets of players at the Yuexiushan Stadium.

Oscar was angrily confronted by opponents after twice appearing to deliberately kick the ball at them.

As Oscar gestured towards Hulk - was he upset at Hulk? did he think Hulk was the victim of an uncalled foul? - a swarm of Guangzhuo players converged on Oscar and shoved him to the ground.

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar became the cause of a mass brawl in a Chinese Super League match between Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou R&F on Sunday.

The home side's Chen Zhizhao retaliated, pushing the 25-year-old Brazilian to the floor, then players, coaching staff and substitutes poured off the benches and waded in as Oscar lay face down on the pitch.

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Nevertheless, Oscar's teammate Fu Huan saw red, as did Guangzhou's Li Tixiang.

Shanghai SIPG remains second in the Chinese Super League after the draw - four points behind leaders Guangzhou Evergrande, while remain in fifth.

Villas-Boas defended Oscar, saying he was "just being passionate", and Oscar denied he purposely twice aimed the ball at R&F players.

"Disrespect the opponent? It is not true", the Brazil global is reported as telling the Sina news agency.

Another Brazilian global, the forward Hulk, scored for Shanghai after being set up by Oscar. "I am a very dedicated player and respect sportsmanship".

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