News ID: 274167
Published: 0201 GMT September 14, 2020

Neymar says was racially abused by Marseille player

Neymar says was racially abused by Marseille player
REUTERS

PSG’s Neymar (C) is having a verbal altercation with Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez (L) during a Ligue 1 match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France, on September 13, 2020.

Paris St.-Germain forward Neymar said he was the target of a racist slur during the French champion’s 1-0 defeat by Olympique Marseille on Sunday, the BBC reported.

The 28-year-old, one of five players sent off during the match at the Parc des Princes, informed the fourth official of the comment while walking off the pitch, Reuters reported.

Littered with fouls throughout, the clash boiled over in the last minute of stoppage time when a full scale brawl broke out on the pitch.

PSG's Neymar, Laywin Kurzawa and Leandro Paredes as well as Marseille's Dario Benedetto and Jordan Amavi were sent off after players aimed punches and kicks at each other.

Neymar, who struck Alvaro Gonzalez on the back of the head, tweeted after the match that his only regret was not hitting the Marseille defender in the face.

Gonzalez took to social media to defend himself against Neymar accusation, goal.com reported.

"There is no place for racism. A clean career and with many teammates and friends on a day to day basis. Sometimes you have to learn how to lose and accept it on the field. Incredible three points today, Allez l'OM thank you family," Gonzalez tweeted after the match alongside a picture of him with his Marseille teammates.

 

 

 

   
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