Osvaldo banned for three matches following a touchline brawl
Southampton striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has been banned for three matches and fined £40,000 following the charges against him for violent conduct during his team’s 1-1 draw against Newcastle United last month.
Triggered by a challenge from Morgan Schneiderlin on Massadio Haidara, Osvaldo got himself involved in a touchline brawl, one in which the substitutes and coaching staffs from either side also joined in during the St. James’s Park draw on 14 December.
A Tweet from BBC Sport read:
Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo is fined £40,000 and banned for three games by the FA after a touchline melee at Newcastle in December.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 3, 2014
The tussle, which took place in the 94th minute of the game, also led to the sending off of the goalkeeping coaches from both sides- Newcastle’s Andy Woodman and Southampton’s Toni Jimenez- by the referee Mike Jones.
The Italian international joined Southampton in the 2013 summer transfer window on a four year deal worth €15.1 (£12.8) million fee plus bonuses up to €2 million.