Tuesday, 15 September 2020 10:03

Neymar ‘Faces 7 Game Ban’ for Punching Marseille Defender Alvaro Gonzalez During Racism Fight

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Paris Saint Germain midfielder, Neymar Jnr could be slapped with a seven-day suspension after being sent off at their Ligue 1 game on Sunday to hit Marseille's Alvaro Gonzalez.

After a massive brawl broke out between Argentine pair Dario Benedetto and Leandro Paredes, the Brazilian powerhouse was one of five players sent off and later applied to other teams at the end of PSG's 1-0 loss to Marseille.

Neymar was accused of ethnic discrimination by Spanish defender Alvaro after the clash. He said that Alvaro named him a b * * * *'s monkey baby.
RMC Sport says the 28-year-old could be suspended for as much as seven matches after being fired by VAR for his assault on Alvaro.

"The club restates that there is no place for racism in society, in football or in our lives and calls on everyone to speak out against all forms of racism throughout the world."


Neymar also issued a statement on his Instagram story where he explained that he 'could not leave without doing something'.


He added: "Yesterday I wanted those in charge of the game (referees, assistants) to position themselves impartially and understand that there is no longer such a place for a prejudiced attitude.


"Racism exists, it exists, but we have to stop it. No more, enough!


"I accept my punishment because I should have followed the path of clean football. I hope, on the other hand, that the offender will also be punished.


"The guy was a fool, I also acted like a fool for letting me getting involved in that."
Marseille has issued a statement arguing that Gonzales is racism and blasting death threats that he has received after the clash.

It read: "Alvaro Gonzalez is not racist, as his teammates have already testified, he has shown this to us through his everyday actions since joining the club.

"The club remains at the disposal of the disciplinary committee to fully cooperate in the investigation of all the events which marked this meeting, and the 24 hours which preceded them.

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