Hes a racist, thats why I hit him - Neymar on Alvaro

Ross Houston
September 15, 2020

Neymar was among the five players sent off in the game after VAR found that he had thrown a punch at Gonzalez.

Tempers erupted in time added on after Paredes' shove on Benedetto.

"I only regret that I didn't hit that a**hole in the face", Neymar tweeted.

Layvin Kurzawa and Leandro Paredes were also shown red cards for PSG while Jordan Amavi and Benedetto were given their marching orders for Marseille.

Neymar clashes with Alvaro Gonzalez during Le Classique. Now I want to see it pick up the image of the racist calling me a 'monkey so on a *****'. that is what I want to see!

Asked about possible racism from his central defender, Villas-Boas had the following to say: "It would be a totally unacceptable thing if that happened, but I do not think so".

Neymar, as he made his way off the pitch, took it upon himself to tell the fourth official and the nearby TV camera that he was simply reacting to a racist comment made by the Spaniard. "I didn't hear anything on the field", PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said.

After the game, the PSG star didn't back down either. Now insulting and bringing racism into our lives no, I don't agree.

There is little love lost between the capital side and Marseille, but a bad-tempered game that saw 36 fouls committed and 12 yellow cards handed out inside the 90 minutes eventually spiralled out of control deep into injury time.

It was Marseille's first league win over PSG since November 2011, condemning last season's Champions League runners-up to their second straight league defeat after they suffered a 1-0 opening day setback at Lens.

"The fight is something very serious".

Neymar had returned to the side along with winger Di Maria after both were among a total of seven PSG players who had tested positive for the coronavirus. "We'll have to look at it".

PSG sporting director Leonardo suggested referee Jerome Brisard lacked the experience to officiate such a highly-charged fixture.

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