A Brazilian player has been
banned for 10 matches for spitting an at opponent while his
coach was suspended for five games for insulting the referee and
refusing to leave the pitch after being sent off in the same
Fluminense striker Rafael Moura was suspended by Brazil's
disciplinary tribunal on Thursday after he was caught on camera
spitting at Flamengo's Renato Abreu at the end of a tumultuous
derby between the two sides in early October.
The pair had also clashed at the end of the first half when
an elbow by Abreu left Moura with a bleeding mouth.
Fluminense coach Abel Braga was sent off in the last minute
of the game for insulting the fourth official.
The tribunal said in its verdict that Braga refused to leave
the pitch, even following requests by the police, and at the end
of the match, ran on to the field and insulted the referee.
The "Fla-Flu" derby was riddled with arguments and protests,
and the referee left the field under police protection.
Flamengo won the match 3-2.
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