Neymar was sent off in stoppage time of PSG v Marseille after punching Alvaro Gonzalez, who fought with all game. Before leaving the pitch, the Brazilian told the fourth official he did what he did because Alvaro “is a racist”.
Marseille beat PSG in a match which saw little football and plenty of fighting. Neymar was one of the five players to be sent off.
In second half added time, Paredes made a foul in midfield, the Marseille man rolled around and both teams got into a fight.
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Kurzawa and Amavi were given straight red cards while Leandro Paredes and Dario Benedetto were given second yellows. Then, the VAR called the referee over to the monitor.
The ref saw Neymar punching Alvaro Gonzalez. The Brazilian was arguing with the Marseille central defender all game and claimed he was racially abused by the Spaniard in the first half.
In the fight at the end, the PSG man had another argument with Alvaro. He hit Alvaro and was given his marching orders.
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On the way to the dressing room, Neymar complained to the fourth official. “I hit him because he’s a racist,” the pitchside microphone picked up. This was the Brazilian’s first game since having COVID-19.
After the match, Neymar took to Twitter to carry on the argument. “The only thing I regret is not hitting that idiot in the face,” in reference to Alvaro.