Hes a racist, thats why I hit him - Neymar on Alvaro

Ruben Hill
September 16, 2020

Neymar hit Gonzalez in the back of the head and later claimed it was due to the Spaniard making a racist remark on the pitch.

However, Neymar was heard telling the fourth official that he had been racially abused by Gonzalez.

Another incident in the game saw Angel Di Maria allegedly spit at Gonzalez in the first half.

Neymar then took to Twitter, initially to say: "I only regret that I didn't hit that a**hole in the face". "Now I want to see it catch the racist calling me a monkey (expletive)".

"He told me I played lottery tonight, I told him he played lottery too against Atalanta [in last season's Champions League quarter-finals]". Now insulting and bringing racism into our lives no, I don't agree.

Winger Thauvin scored in the 31st minute of a tense game featuring more than a dozen yellow cards and which descended into chaos deep into stoppage time as punches and kicks were exchanged.

It was Marseille's first victory over PSG since a 3-0 home win in November 2011.

Being the champions of France and reaching the Champions League final last season, PSG fans were expecting their players to start the new season on a brighter note against Marseille.

The returning players ensured PSG started the better side and could have taken the lead three minutes into the match after Idriss Gueye beat his marker and unleashed a thunderbolt of a shot from the edge of the box but Steve Mandanda in goal made a superb save.

Argentine striker Dario Benedetto and left-back Jordan Amavi were shown red cards for the visitors.

"The fight is something very serious".

PSG sporting director Leandro criticzed referee Jerome Brisard for not keeping control of the match. "We'll have to look at it".

Di Maria found the net for PSG just past the hour but had strayed clearly behind the last defender, and Marseille's celebrations were cut short in similar fashion moments later when a Benedetto goal was ruled offside.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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