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After PSG, he goes into depression

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Brandao has been one of the strikers who scored in Ligue 1 in recent years. Passed in particular by OM, the Brazilian also wore the jersey of ASSE and Bastia. It was with the Corsican club that Brandao made headlines when he headbutted Thiago Motta on the sidelines of a match with PSG. A gesture that obviously had a big impact on the former Bastiais.

It was August 16, 2014, during a match between PSG and Bastia at the Parc des Princes that everything went wrong for Brandao. Waiting in the corridors of the Parisian enclosure, the Brazilian striker then spins completely when he approaches Thiago Motta to smack him violently. The sanction is then heavy for Brandaowho receives a 6-month suspension from the LFP, but also five months in prison suspended on appeal and a fine of 20,000 euros imposed by the Paris Criminal Court.

“I suffered from depression”

But it went even further for Brandao. surrendering for Colin Interviewthe former player of theOM reveals in particular to have fallen into depression following this gesture on the former midfielder of the PSG. ” All the friends who know me, all the coaches who know me, know what my mentality is. Yes, it was a very hard moment because I was suspended for six months. So I suffered from depression. I don’t know if you realize what it’s like to go six months without playing. It is complicated. But life goes on “, recount Brandao.

“Without lying to you, it was very difficult at the time but I raised my head”

The Brazilian then continues: Today, all these stories are behind me, but at the time it was difficult because everyone thinks that I am like that, whereas on a daily basis I am someone who works a lot, someone who wets their jersey. , who smiles. People who know me know that I am someone who wants to give positive things to others. I didn’t talk about this story with everyone, but I did it with sincerity and everyone knows my way of being. I think that’s what matters most. Afterwards, what happened with Thiago Motta, it happened, it’s like that, it’s football too unfortunately. Without lying to you, it was very difficult at the time but I lifted my head and life goes on. I wanted to apologize to all the trainers, to all the children who saw the scene “.

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