Brandao suspended over Motta headbutt

The Brazilian will be banned until Sept. 18, when a full hearing will take place over the incident at the Parc des Princes
Bastia striker Brandao has been banned by the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) over an incident involving Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta.

Brandao appeared to headbutt the Italian midfielder in the tunnel following his side's 2-0 defeat to the French champions on Saturday, 

PSG later confirmed that Motta had sustained a broken nose, while Bastia "unequivocally condemned" its player's actions.

Bastia opted to leave any punishment up to the French football authorities, with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi calling for Brandao to be banned for life.

On Thursday it was confirmed the LFP had suspended Brandao until a hearing on Sept. 18.

"The disciplinary committee has formally submitted this case and, given the seriousness of the acts, Brandao is suspended until September 18, when there will be a full hearing with all parties present," Sebastian Deneux, president of the disciplinary committee, is quoted as saying by Le Parisien.

The 34-year-old is in his first season at Bastia after joining from Saint-Etienne, but will now miss at least three Ligue 1 fixtures - against Toulouse, Bordeaux and Lens - before his hearing next month.