Alvaro Gonzalez responds to Neymar’s racism claims after PSG 0-Marseille 1

PSG 0 – Marseille 1

The first Le Classique of the 2020/21 campaign took place on Sunday evening.

PSG will have no doubt headed into the tie brimming with confidence due to their superb record against Marseille.

In fact, before Sunday, you would have to go all the way back to 2011 to find the last time Marseille beat PSG in Le Classique.

But once Florian Thauvin fired the visitors into the lead after 31 minutes at the Parc des Princes, Marseille were able to hold out for a famous victory.


Gonzalez responds to Neymar’s claims

However, the victory was most definitely overshadowed by events that took place at the end of the clash.

Deep into second-half injury time, a brawl irrupted between the PSG and Marseille stars.

When the dust had settled five players, two from Marseille and three from PSG, had seen red:

One of the PSG stars to be given his marching orders was Neymar, who when walking to the dressing room, appeared to inform the fourth official of a racist incident on the pitch:

The Brazilian then took to social media post-match to accuse Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez (the man Neymar slapped to get sent off) of racism.

Gonzalez would respond to the claims via his official Twitter account, having the following to say:

“There is no place for racism. A clean career and with many team-mates and friends on a day to day basis. Sometimes you have to learn how to lose and accept it on the field. Incredible three points today, Allez l’OM thank you family.”

Neymar directly responded to the above tweet, stating he does not respect Gonzalez.

Should Neymar’s allegations prove true, Gonzalez could be hit with a 10-match ban, whilst the Brazilian could be set for a spell of 4-7 games on the sidelines for his actions:

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.