The world's most expensive player Neymar has accused Marseille's Alvaro Gonzalez of calling him a "monkey Motherf*****" after Paris Saint Germain’s (PSG) home defeat to Marseille in France Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Neymar took to Twitter after the game and wrote “VAR catching my aggression is easy… now I want to see the image of the racist calling me ‘Mono Hijo De Puta’ (monkey motherf*****).. that I want to see!”
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 ?
In another tweet Neymar called Alvaro an ‘a*****e' and said that the only thing he regretted was not hitting the Marseille player in the face.
Único arrependimento que tenho é por não ter dado na cara desse babaca— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) September 13, 2020
The Brazilian icon was among the five players who were sent off as the tense game between the two sides descended into chaos late into the stoppage time as the players exchange kicks and punches. Referee Jerome Brisard was forced to send off PSG’s Leandro Paredes and Layvin Kurzawa as well as Marseille’s Jordan Amavi and Dario Benedetto.
Neymar was given a straight red card after the referee had a video replay check in which the Brazilian was seen hitting the Marseille defender on the back of the head. While heading towards the tunnel, the PSG star told officials that he was racially abused.
However, the Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez was quick to react to Neymar’s claim and defended himself by stating “there is no room for racism”.
“Sometimes you have to learn to lose and take it on the field,” Alvaro wrote on Twitter while posting a picture with his teammates.
No existe lugar para el racismo. Carrera limpia y con muchos compañeros y amigos en el día a día. A veces hay que aprender a perder y asumirlo en el campo. Increibles 3 puntos hoy. Allez l’OM💙 Gracias familia⚪️Ⓜ️🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/4DuUT1PT0x— Álvaro González (@AlvaroGonzalez_) September 13, 2020
The match between PSG and Marseille was no less than a bad-tempered game as it offered a lot of poor challenges, fights, allegations of racism and even claims that a PSG player spat on his opponent. The referee showed as many as 14 yellow cards and five red cards during the game.