PSG’s 1-0 loss tp Marseille ended in ‘disgusting’ scenes after five players were sent off, including Neymar, after a wild brawl broke out with the Brazilian accusing a rival of racism.
Neymar was shown red in injury time during the Ligue 1 clash, with the Brazilian star accusing Marseille's Alvaro Gonzalez of racism as he exited the Parc des Princes pitch.
The Brazilian, along with team-mates Leandro Parades and Layvin Kurzawa, was one of the players to receive his marching orders, with Marseille duo Jordan Amavi and Dario Benedetto were also sent off.
After the game, Neymar took to social media and said his only regret was not "hitting that asshole in the face."
PSG sporting director Leonardo chose not to comment on the allegations by the Brazilian star, but instead criticised the Parisians for their actions in the game-ending fight.
"The fight is very serious, we will manage internally, we will talk to our players," Leonardo said to Telefoot post-match.
"We lost our minds."
Video at the end of the game shows Neymar walking up to the referee and calling out the alleged incident following his red card.
Fans on social media erupted and many called for an investigation into Neymar’s claims of racism.
Really important French league properly investigate Neymar's complaints of racism. Did such a horrendously bad job of dealing with the abuse Balotelli received at Nice & a repeat would be intolerable.— Andy Brassell (@andybrassell) September 13, 2020
Well, this is about to become the biggest news story in the world. Football is not serious about eradicating racism. Just as society isn't serious about it. Neymar shouldn't have reacted like this, but it's so hard not to be consumed with rage. pic.twitter.com/d2rArojLxW— Rob Blanchette (@_Rob_B) September 13, 2020
If what Gonzalez said to Neymar is true, it’s absolutely disgusting. No place for racism in football.— ماريا (@marialeb__) September 13, 2020
Despite the accusation, Marseille coach Villas-Boas defended his player.
Alvaro - the player alleged to have racially abused Neymar - also accused accused Angel Di Maria of spitting at him.
However, Villas-Boas said racism is a serious offence.
Alvaro also denied the accusation in a post-match tweet.
Marseille coach alleges Di Maria spat at player
"I don't know. I hope not, there is no place for racism in football," Villas-Boas said in an interview with Telefoot .
"It's a serious fault if it happened but I don't think so. Before that, we had a situation with a spit from Di Maria.
"These are things to avoid in the world of football. I hope it won't be a black spot in this historic performance."
Marseille’s 1-0 win was the first time OM had defeated PSG since 2011 and the first time away from home since 2010.
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