PSG stand by Neymar after Marseille pink card | Soccer Information

PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain mentioned Monday the membership “strongly helps” Neymar after the Brazil ahead insisted he was the sufferer of racist abuse following his pink card in Sunday’s defeat to Marseille.
Neymar will uncover his punishment on Wednesday for being one in all 5 gamers despatched off following a brawl on the finish of the sport.
“Paris Saint-Germain strongly helps Neymar Jr. who reported being subjected to racist abuse by an opposing participant,” the French champions mentioned in a press release.
“The membership restates that there isn’t any place for racism in society, in soccer or in our lives and calls on everybody to talk out towards all types of racism all through the world.”
The world’s most costly footballer was proven the pink card in stoppage time of the 1-Zero loss on the Parc des Princes alongside teammates Layvin Kurzawa and Leandro Paredes, in addition to Marseille’s Dario Benedetto and Jordan Amavi.
Neymar insisted Alvaro Gonzalez referred to as him a “monkey” in a collection of livid tweets late on Sunday after he was dismissed for slapping the Marseille defender on the again of the top.
“Take a look at the racism. That is why I hit him,” Neymar, who was coming back from coronavirus quarantine, mentioned as he left the pitch. Gonzalez later denied making a racist remark.
“The one remorse I’ve isn’t hitting this fool within the face,” Neymar then posted after the sport, earlier than replying to a Gonzalez tweet to name him a “racist”.
Marseille issued a press release of their very own defending the 30-year-old Spanish centre-back.
“Alvaro Gonzalez isn’t racist. He has proven us that by his day by day behaviour since becoming a member of the membership, as his team-mates have already testified,” the assertion learn.
The French league’s disciplinary fee, which can determine the punishments, might examine Neymar’s accusations towards Gonzalez, who Marseille declare was spat on by Angel Di Maria.
Marseille pledged to “absolutely cooperate” with any investigation and mentioned the membership would stay on the disposal of the fee.
Any racist behaviour carries a most suspension of 10 matches.
Spitting directed at one other participant can result in a ban of as much as six matches.
Kurzawa in the meantime may very well be suspended for as much as seven matches for violent conduct after aiming a punch at opposition full-back Amavi.
PSG, who’ve misplaced their opening two video games of the season for the primary time since 1984/85, host Metz on Wednesday in what was initially scheduled to be their season opener.

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