Former Chelsea star Oscar sparks a 50-man brawl during a Chinese Super League match

Approximately 50 players and coaching staff were involved in the fight

Former Chelsea star Oscar sparked a mass brawl during Sunday's China Super League game between Guangzhou R&F and Shanghai SIPG.

Guangzhou were already feeling frustrated when Hulk controversially levelled the tie to 1-1 on the stroke of half-time. The hosts believed Oscar, who provided the assist, was standing in an offside position.

With the goal standing, the game restarted with barely a second to spare before the interval.

However, there was time for a mass brawl, which saw two red cards and three yellows.

After one of his teammates is fairly dispossessed, Oscar rushed in and smashed the ball at the tackler.

Ex-Chelsea star Oscar sparks mass brawl in Chinese Super League

The ball rebounded in the opposite direction, the Brazilian then booted the ball at a different Guangzhou player

At this point, the 25-year-old is shoved to the ground by one of the opposing team.

Guangzhou footballers crowded round a motionless Oscar only for his SIPG teammates to join in, creating a huge scrap.

Staff and substitutes from both teams were forced to enter the pitch and break up the brawl which ended with a player from each side being sent off.

Remarkably, Oscar escaped the incident unscathed and out of the referee's book.

The game finished 1-1.

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