Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar accuses Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez of tossing racist crack
Paris Saint-German superstar Neymar Jr. has accused a Marseille defender of hurling racist remarks his way during Sunday’s game in Paris.
Neymar was at the center of a massive brawl that resulted in a number of red cards, with the Brazilian sensation among those dismissed from the contest.
Neymar was visibly upset with the opponent and the referees during the altercation and in the aftermath. He explained his displeasure on Twitter.
The 28-year-old tweeted Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez called him a “monkey mother******,” also asking for governing bodies to look into Gonzalez’s behavior.
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!
E aí? CARRETILHA vc me pune.. CASCUDO sou expulso… e eles? E aí ?
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) September 13, 2020
The VAR system showed Neymar clearly striking Gonzalez in the back of the head, resulting in a red card and expulsion.
But Neymar pleaded his case to the fourth official, saying he was the target of racial epithets from Gonzalez.
Neymar tells the fourth official there was a racist incident after receiving his marching orders…
We expect to hear much more fallout from tonight's Le Classique. pic.twitter.com/U6ELYKNaXp
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 13, 2020
Twitter users attempted to uncover the exact moment in question, though one particular run-in between Neymar and Gonzalez appears pretty damning.
Here’s Neymar telling Alvaro Gonzalez “you are racist”pic.twitter.com/i5iDlI9wgW
— CH➐ (@BarcaLionel_FC) September 13, 2020
This is not the first time Gonzalez has been accused of misconduct. He also had an encounter with Barcelona star Lionel Messi while at Espanyol last year.
Neymar while walking off the pitch: “He was being a racist, that’s why I hit him.”
This was a straight message to Alvaro, the ex-Espanyol player who you might also remember from his incident with Messi. pic.twitter.com/ULiCTZMlaY
— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) September 13, 2020
Neymar continued to vent after the game, saying he wished he had gotten in Gonzalez’s face to address him even more directly.
Marseille boss Adore Villas Boras also reacted to the alleged incident after the game (via The Sun):
Marseille boss Adore Villas-Boas has said he is not entirely sure but he was also quick to state that “racism is unacceptable in football.”
It seems likely Ligue 1 and FIFA will look into the events preceding the final whistle.
In any case, an ugly scene on Sunday night in Paris.