Brazilian spitter banned for 4 months

September 15, 2007
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Brazilian championship leaders Sao Paulo will be without midfielder Hugo for the rest of the tournament after he was banned for 120 days on Friday for spitting at an opponent.

Brazilian football's disciplinary tribunal imposed the ban after finding the player guilty of ungentlemanly conduct during the 6-0 win over Parana, when he spat at defender Daniel Marques.

'I'm sure Sao Paulo will be champions but it hurts that I won't take part ...

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