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

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

The Brazilian also hit out at Video Assistant Referee following the incident, stating that VAR "catching his aggression is easy" but he wants to see the image of the Marseille defender calling him a racial slur and wants him to be punished.

Brazilian Neymar, the world's most expensive player, was shown a straight red for his part in an ugly fracas at the end of an ill-tempered game, which was settled by Florian Thauvin's first-half goal.

PSG voiced their support of Neymar and called for an investigation from French football's authorities, while Marseille insisted Gonzalez is not a racist and claim he has received death threats after his phone number was leaked. "I hit him because he's a racist", the pitchside microphone picked up. "What we saw, what was visible, is that [Angel] Di Maria spat [on Gonzalez]". Now insulting and bringing racism into our lives no, I don't agree.

The match finished 9 v 8, with Neymar, Leandro Paredes, Laywin Kurzawa, Dario Benedetto, and Jordan Amavi red-carded in stoppage time.

"The only regret I have is not hitting this a****** in the face", he tweeted after the match.

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Meanwhile, PSG - who were the finalists at the recently concluded Champions League - lost 0-1 to Marseille.

Thauvin, who shone in Marseille's opening 3-2 win at Brest before the worldwide break, made the breakthrough when he turned in a Dimitri Payet free-kick from point-blank range.

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. "We'll have to look at it".

"Obviously PSG wait for a cup, the Champions League, you can't invest 1.5 billion and not win the Champions League", he said.

PSG sporting director Leonardo suggested referee Jerome Brisard lacked the experience to officiate such a highly-charged fixture.

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