Brandao headbutts PSG's Thiago Motta

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 16, 2014 at 4:18 pm •  Published: August 16, 2014
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PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi wants Brandao to be banned for life after the Bastia striker headbutted Thiago Motta at the end of a French league match on Saturday.

After Bastia's 2-0 loss to PSG, Brandao waited for Thiago Motta in the tunnel and headbutted the midfielder, leaving him with blood running down from his nose.

Al-Khelaifi said the Italian had a broken nose, although the club had not disclosed any injury details.

Brandao immediately ran away toward his team's dressing room before PSG players could surround him.

"He must be banned for life," Al-Khelaifi told French television. "The French league must make a strong decision against him."

Motta will likely miss the next couple of games.

Brandao received a yellow card in the 31st minute for fouling PSG defender Marquinhos and was replaced in the 72nd.

"If my player started the fight, that's not worthy of a professional and we will impose sanctions on him accordingly," Bastia coach Claude Makelele said.