PSG Star Neymar Calls Marseille’s Álvaro González Racist
The unpleasant incident started before half time, with PSG star Neymar getting involved in a spat with Marseille’s Álvaro González. This ended with the Brazilian accusing the Spaniard of being racist.
Marseille won 1-0 to secure their first victory over PSG in Paris since 2011. Although during the match,fourteen yellow cards were issued.
The world’s most expensive footballer was shown the red card in stoppage time of the 1-0 loss. His teammates Layvin Kurzawa and Leandro Paredes, as well as Marseille’s Dario Benedetto and Jordan Amavi were also issued cards.
Neymar insisted Alvaro Gonzalez called him a “monkey” in a series of furious tweets late on Sunday after he was dismissed for slapping the Marseille defender on the back of the head.
“Look at the racism. That’s why I hit him,” Neymar, said as he left the pitch. Gonzalez later denied making a racist comment.
“The only regret I have is not hitting this idiot in the face,” Neymar then posted after the game, before replying to a Gonzalez tweet to call him a “racist”.
Neymar Jr. has spoken following his dismissal in this evening’s Le Classique (#PSGOM) as he addresses the reported racism he faced from Marseille defender Álvaro González.
“The only regret I have is for not being in the face of this asshole” pic.twitter.com/iPMHdQ80VC
— Football Ollie (@FootballOllie) September 13, 2020
The French Football League disciplinary commission will decide the punishments after investigating the Brazilian’s accusations against Gonzalez.
Neymar’s punishment for being one of five players sent off following a brawl at the end of Paris Saint-Germain’s defeat to Marseille will be revealed on Wednesday, the French Football League (LFP) said Monday.