Benfica captain Luisao has been
suspended for two months for physical aggression against a
referee in a pre-season friendly in Germany, the Portugal
Football Federation (FPF) said on Friday.
Centre-back Luisao pushed over referee Christian Fisher
during a friendly in Germany against Fortuna Dusseldorf in
The referee fell backwards to the ground, apparently losing
his senses for a few minutes. After getting back up, he
suspended the match and left the pitch. He later pressed charges
against the Brazil international.
"The FPF applied a two-month suspension and a 2,550-euro fine to Anderson Luis da Silva [Luisao]," the FPF said
in a statement on its website.
The FPF said it would inform FIFA of its decision, making it
likely that Luisao's suspension could be applied in the
Champions League as well as Portuguese competition.
If that happened, the 31-year-old Luisao would miss
Benfica's first four games of the Champions League group phase.
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