Shanghai Shenhua defender was shown a red card and fined his wages for an entire season after delibrating stamping on Axel Witsel during a Chinese Super League clash.
In a world where Zlatan Ibrahimovic is given a three match match for a delibrate elbow to the face of a defender, Sheng was given the heavy fine and relegated to the reserves, Shanghai Daily reports.
Belgium international, Witsel, tumbled to the ground after the stamp from his opponent as the pair clashed in the penalty box while waiting for a corner.
Shanghai announced that Sheng will be fined ¥300,000 (£35,000) and have his wages docked for the rest of the season.
He will train with the reserves and any transfer request presented should he decide he wants to leave before his contract runs out will be blocked.
Shanghai Shenhua are currently fourth in the CSL table after two matches having drawn 1-1 with Tianjin Quanjian in the game that saw Sheng dismissed, with Witsel scoring the late equaliser.