Neymar Responds To Alvaro Gonzalez's 'Bad Loser' Jibe With Further Racism Claims

Neymar Responds To Alvaro Gonzalez's 'Bad Loser' Jibe With Further Racism Claims

The Brazil worldwide was one of seven players ruled out of PSG's 1-0 loss to Lens in their opening game of the season on Thursday after contracting COVID-19.

Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas added, "There is no place for racism in football, but I don't think that was the case".

With apparent reference to Gonzalez, Neymar later tweeted "The only regret I have is not hitting the face of this idiot".

Layvin Kurzawa and Jordan Amavi were also caught striking out at each other with punches, with referee Jerome Brisard showing the pair straight red cards too.

Florian Thauvin netted the only goal of the encounter in the 31st minute.

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.

Neymar, as he made his way off the pitch, took it upon himself to tell the fourth official and the nearby TV camera that he was simply reacting to a racist comment made by the Spaniard. "We will have to look at everything to take a coherent stance but the situation is serious".

Defeat against a newly promoted side will prove to be a wakeup call for Thomas Tuchel's side, who lost in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich. "We will deal with that internally with our players", PSG sporting director Leonardo said.

Marseille, meanwhile, are fifth and have won both of their games so far.

- Mbappe out -After fielding a depleted line-up at Lens on Thursday, Tuchel was able to recall Neymar and Angel Di Maria for a match played in front of around 4,000 supporters in Paris. "We were solid, we were compact, we all worked together and it paid off in the end".

PSG, who missed several first-team regulars who had contracted the COVID-19 virus, pressed hard in the closing stages.

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