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Luiz slams Brandao for Motta headbutt

ESPN staff
August 17, 2014
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi calls for life ban for Bastia's Brandao after Thiago Motta headbutt

Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz has criticised Brandao after the Bastia striker head-butted Thiago Motta on Saturday.

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

Luiz was disappointed by the behaviour while PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi wants Brandao to be banned for life.

Brazil international Luiz said: "As footballers, we have the best job in the world. However, part of that job is to set a good example and especially to the children watching.

"What happened after the game [Brandao head-butting Motta] does not set a good example and that sort of attitude is something that you don't want young children to see.

"It is not part of football. It is something that should not be allowed to happen, not only in football but also in life.

"We need to respect each other and touch the hearts of the people that watch us in a good way, but not in a bad way like this. Our job is so important in terms of setting an example.

"He [Brandao] is not a young guy, he has played for a number of teams in France. He needs to have a bit more respect and also to remember that he is setting an example with his behaviour.

"I don't think that this is the first time that he has tried to fight with someone. It is up to the league to now decide how to punish him. He needs to just concentrate on playing football because he can be a good player."

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