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    Shuan Li wrote:
    He'll come good. Stick with him. Just needs to learn the Southampton Way, not the Poopey Way.
    I am sorry but I simply cannot agree with your comment.
    How can the club stand by someone like this. He should go right now. In his short time at the club he has had one moment of brilliance. He is either suspended or injured more than he is available.

    I think someone who is paid £60,000 per week ought to be someone special. Certainly not seen anything special in him. He just seems to be a thug and for what happened at Newcastle and for what has allegedly happened this week he should be sacked. He is a disgrace. Lets show him the Southampton way by showing him the door.

    Footballers are in an extremely privileged position and are paid a fortune to play football. Osvaldo's behaviour has been appalling and he should lose his privileged position. He should be made to go out to work like the rest of us. Perhaps then he might appreciate the club who have spent a fortune on him"
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Dani Osvaldo suspended by Southampton FC for alleged headbutt on Jose Fonte

Osvaldo suspended for alleged headbutt

Dani Osvaldo

Jose Fonte

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Reporter

Dani Osvaldo’s future at Saints has been plunged into uncertainty, after the club’s record signing was suspended for allegedly head-butting José Fonte in training.

The centre back suffered facial injuries during Wednesday’s incident, with some blood understood to have been drawn.

The damage is not serious, though, and the defender was at the club’s Staplewood base, as normal, for training today.

Saints decided to take the strongest course of immediate action available to them by suspending Osvaldo, who they accused of a “breach of conduct”, for two weeks.

A fine also looks likely for the Italian international, with two weeks’ wages – believed to be around the £120,000 mark – the most severe punishment the club could dish out in that regard.

While Osvaldo is the subject of a disciplinary process, Saints see no reason to take, or even consider, any action against Fonte.

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