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‘Ban him for life!’ Outrage as Motta’s nose broken by star’s headbutt

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Paris St Germain claimed their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Bastia on Saturday - but the match was surrounded by controversy after a disgraceful incident that left Thiago Motta with a broken nose.

Police had already turned up expecting trouble thanks to Bastia fans' role in the trouble at Marseille last week - but this time the violence came in the tunnel as Bastia's Brazilian-born French striker Brandao headbutted PSG's Brazilian-born Italian midfielder Thiago Motta.

You can see in the incident in the video at the top of the page - look towards the top right hand corner.

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Thiago Motta (Canal+ screen grab)

Motta was left with a broken nose, and blood pouring down his shirt, as the next video clip shows.

Brandao, probably fearing that he was about to get his face kicked in, wisely ran for the safety of his dressing room, leaving an outraged Motta to prowl the tunnel looking furious.

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Ligue 1 - PSG want life ban for Brandao after headbutt on Motta

PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi told Canal Plus that his club would be registering a complaint against Brandao.

"He should be banned for life," al-Khelaifi said. "He is not a football player".

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