September 14th 2020 Neymar was one of five players sent off after an injury-time brawl as Marseille beat Paris St-Germain in Ligue 1 yesterday.
This was after the referee Jerome Brisard had watched a VAR that showed Neymar punch Alvaro Gonzalez on the back of the head and showed him a red card.
It was later on reported, that Neymar accused Gonzalez of racism.
In an apparent reference to Gonzalez, Neymar later tweeted “The only regret I have is not hitting the face of this idiot.”
He further added that, “It is easy for the VAR to see my aggression and added he was subjected to offensive insults of a racist nature.“
However, Gonzalez denied claims of any wrongdoing, posting on social media: “There is no place for racism.”
PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said he did not witness any racism, “Neymar told me that it was a racist insult. I didn’t hear anything on the field.“
“Racism in life, in all domains, in sport, should not exist,” added Tuchel.
In the post-match news conference Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas said: “There is no place for racism in football but I don’t think that was the case. We’ll have to look at it.“
More drama was witnessed, as Neymar’s teammates Leandro Paredes and Layvin Kurzawa were also shown red cards, as were Marseille pair Jordan Amavi and Dario Benedetto.
The game ended with Marseille beating PSG, 1-0.