According to PSG star Neymar, who was sent off at the end of the match won by Olympique Marseilles at the Parc des Princes on Sunday, alleged that his opponent, Alvaro Gonzalez, made a racist remarks and called him a “monkey.
The number 10 of PSG, Neymar, has repeatedly denounced the “racism” of his Marseille opponent Alvaro Gonzalez, during the game between Olympique Marseilles and PSG which resulted in the referee issuing five red cards including that of the Brazilian.
According to isolated images broadcasted by the Telefoot channel, Neymar complained to the referee shortly after the half hour of play, repeating “racismo, no” (“racism, no”) on numerous occasions, pointing at the Spanish OM defender Alvaro Gonzalez, who was in charge of marking him.
My only regret is that I didn’t punch the bastard in the face,” tweeted the Parisian number 10 an hour after the match…
“No room for racism in soccer”.
Neymar “told me it was a racist insult, but I didn’t hear it on the field,” explained PSG coach Thomas Tuchel at a press conference. “There are images on television, things will be judged,” reacted the sports director of the Parisian club, Leonardo, on Téléfoot.
“Neymar was a little upset, I hope we have nothing to see. I hope it won’t put a damper on our victory. There is no room for racism in soccer. I don’t think that’s the case.” reacted Marseille coach André Villas-Boas.