Neymar Accuses Marseille Defender Of Racist Comments

  • Neymar Accuses Marseille Defender Of Racist Comments

Neymar Accuses Marseille Defender Of Racist Comments

Layvin Kurzawa, Leandro Paredes and Neymar Jr were sent off from Paris Saint Germain team while Jordan Amavi and Dario Benedetto from Marseille were given their marching orders. Paredes pushed Benedetto and also seemed to headbutt Alvaro.

After eventually walking off, Neymar remonstrated to the fourth official, explaining he hit out because a racist comment was made.

The 33-year-old shared a picture of French rap group Bande Organisée, but with the members' heads replaced by those of some Marseille players and coach Andre Villas-Boas, while Neymar's head has been photoshopped onto the body of a dog being held by Alvaro Gonzalez.

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

"My only regret is not hitting that Gonzalez in the face, " Neymar stated on his twitter page.

"Now I want to see the image of the racist calling me "son of a b**ch monkey". that is what I want to see!" "That's why I hit him", Neymar said as he left the pitch. "I didn't hear anything on the field", PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said.

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.

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.

Meanwhile, PSG - who were the finalists at the recently concluded Champions League - lost 0-1 to Marseille. The visitors won the game 1-0, handing PSG to their second consecutive defeat in the league.

"The fight is something very serious".

PSG sporting director Leonardo suggested referee Jerome Brisard lacked the experience to officiate such a highly-charged fixture. "We will have to look at everything to take a coherent stance but the situation is serious".