The French league’s discipline committee has been reported to ESPN to examine the incident of PSG star Neymar being subjected to racist abuse upon his allegation from Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez as they’ve claimed a 1-0 victory over the defending champions on Sunday.
Neymar received a red card at the end of the match after hitting Gonzalez on the back of the head. take a look at update about, Napoli president De Laurentiis tests positive for coronavirus news at Onlinebetnow!
Five players, including Neymar himself, were sent off at the end of the game after a fight occurred. As he left the pitch, Neymar could be heard repeating “no racism, no racism” to the officials.
Neymar posted on Twitter after the match ended, calling for action to be taken after claiming he was called a racial slur at some point during the game.
“VAR catching my ‘aggression’ is easy,” the tweet began. “Now I want to see the image of the racist calling me a ‘monkey motherf—er’… this is what I want to see!”
Gonzalez posted on Twitter as a response claiming that he did not do anything attacking Neymar’s race, and posed for a photo along with several of his black teammates with the caption:
“There is no place for racism. A clean career and with many colleagues and friends on a daily basis. Sometimes you have to learn to lose and take it on the field. Incredible three points today.”
According to the French Federation’s rules, “an act of brutality or a kick” could be punished by a seven-game ban. Racist behaviour could be a maximum of 10 matches while being found guilty of spitting could earn a player a six-game ban.
Ligue 1’s discipline committee will be having a meeting on Wednesday to discuss further upon the situation and would examine the report of referee Jerome Brisard.
PSG said in a statement supporting Neymar and said: ”The club underline that there is no place for racism in society, football and our lives and asks everyone to speak out against all types of racism.”
Neymar took the matter to his Instagram account and posted a story saying: “In our sport, aggressions, insults, swearing, are part of the game. Of the dispute. You can’t be affectionate. I understand this guy partly. All is a part of the game. But racism and intolerance are unacceptable.”
“I am Black, son of Black, grandson and great grandson of Black also. I am proud and I do not see myself as different from anyone. Yesterday I wanted those in charge of the game (referees, assistants) to position themselves impartially and understand that there is no longer such a place for a prejudiced attitude.”