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Galtier: Brandao sentence an 'aberration'

St Etienne coach Christophe Galtier has described the prison sentence imposed on his former player Brandao as "an aberration".

The Brazilian striker, who left Les Verts this summer for Bastia, was on Thursday sentenced to one month in jail for headbutting Paris St Germain's Thiago Motta in the tunnel following PSG's 2-0 win at the Parc des Princes in August.

When I see the number of delinquents in our country who have criminal records running to two or three pages but have never set foot in a prison, I have the feeling that a tribunal president wanted to make a player pay, that he took pleasure from people talking about him.

It's an aberration. I have already given my point of view on Brandao's actions. When there is a financial and sporting sanction, it should stop there. That's fine.

This is pitiful and is not good for our country.

– St Etienne coach Christophe Galtier speaking to L'Equipe


Cardiff aiming to resolve Cala issue

Juan Cala
Juan Cala is training with the academy. Credit: PA

Cardiff manager Russell Slade has said the club are looking at whether Spanish defender Juan Cala broke club discipline rules on social media.

Cala revealed on Twitter this week that he could leave the SkyBet Championship club after being sent to train with the club's academy, although Slade said ahead of Saturday's trip to Watford that the centre-back "is doing his rehab work there".

"I just want the situation to be sorted out and to play here on (sic) in another club ASAP!! Thank you for support," Cala wrote on Twitter.

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