The Brazilian star Neymar accused Marseille’s defender Alvaro Gonzalez of racism as he left the pitch after his red card, which was earned when he slapped the defender on the rear of the top during a game-ending brawl. Later the Brazilian start in a Twitter thread called Alvaro Gonzalez a “monkey”.
“Look at the racism. That’s why I hit him,” Neymar said when going off the field.
“The only regret I have is not hitting this idiot in the face,” the most expensive player took it to Twitter latter.
“It’s easy for VAR to show my ‘aggression’. ‘Now I’d like to them to show the image of the racist who called me a ‘MONKEY SON OF A BITCH’. I’d really like that,” Neymar mentioned in the tweet.
“There is no place for racism in football but I don’t think that was the case,” Marseille coach Andre Villas Boas told Telefoot. “We’ll have to look at it,” he added.
“Neymar told me it was a racist insult, but I didn’t hear anything on the pitch”, Thomas Tuchel, PSG coach said.
Having been excused from participation for the first two rounds of 2020-21, thanks to their exertions within the delayed Champions League final, Thomas Tuchel’s men were back in action finally, in the weekend as they welcomed l’OM to Parc des Princes.
Neymar was one among three Paris Saint-Germain players to ascertain a red card as their Ligue one return against Marseille descended into chaos on Sunday, September 13.
Pitchside microphones got hold of Neymar making the accusation to the fourth official, and therefore the PSG forward then repeated his assertion to a close-by camera after VAR confirmed his red card. Just a little love lost between Paris and Marseille, but a bad-tempered game that saw 36 fouls and 12 yellow cards handed out inside the 90 minutes eventually went totally out of control deep into the injury time.
A tussle between Argentine pair Dario Benedetto and Leandro Paredes quickly escalated into an all-out brawl between PSG and Marseille players, with Neymar within the thick of things. The Brazilian slapped Gonzalez on the rear of the top, while Layvin Kurzawa and Jordan Amavi also traded blows.
As a result, PSG played out the ultimate minutes with eight men and Marseille nine, the latter holding on to require a one-nil victory having gone ahead within the first half because of Florian Thauvin’s goal. It was their first win in 20 matches against the dominant side in French football over the last decade.