On Monday, French football club PSG expressed strong support for its Brazilian star Neymar, who "reported being subjected to racist abuse by an opposing player".
Official Club Statementhttps://t.co/l0ACE08B4f— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 14, 2020
"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", PSG said in a statement.
The club added that it "looks forward to the LFP's [French League 1] Disciplinary Commission to investigate and ascertain the facts" on the matter.
Neymar got a red card for slapping Marseille's defender Alvaro Gonzalez on the back of the head at the end of the match when a brawl erupted between PSG and Marseille players, with two more PSG players, defender Layvin Kurzawa and midfielder Leandro Paredes, as well as Marseille's striker Dario Benedetto and defender Jordan Amavi, also getting sent off.
Later, the Brazilian player claimed that Gonzalez called him "monkey" and expressed regret for not punching the player in the face.
VAR pegar a minha “agressão” é mole ... agora eu quero ver pegar a imagem do racista me chamando de “MONO HIJO DE PUTA” (macaco filha da puta)... isso eu quero ver!— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) September 13, 2020
E aí? CARRETILHA vc me pune.. CASCUDO sou expulso... e eles? E aí ?
Único arrependimento que tenho é por não ter dado na cara desse babaca— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) September 13, 2020